Learning has long been regarded as the acquisition of information. However, at Dr Challoner’s Grammar School we firmly believe that learning goes much deeper than simply knowing facts: really successful learners display a range of skills, habits and attitudes that underpin everything they do.
Rarely do we find people who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
The best teamwork comes from people who are working independently toward one goal in unison.
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.
Our Learning at Challoner’s philosophy engages and stretches students. The skills and habits of learning are reflected upon regularly both in subject lessons and in PSHE lessons, and are enhanced by our outstanding extra-curricular provision, which caters to all interests.
The learning culture at Dr Challoner’s Grammar School extends to the staff too. Teachers are encouraged to engage in research activities and take part in regular formal and informal lesson observations, which help to inform their practice.
Learning reviews are conducted by teams which can also include students and governors. Participation in these processes is an excellent professional development opportunity and the feedback from them is used to shape pedagogy and innovation across the school.