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Behaviour for Learning

We strive to ensure that children are confident and creative builders of their education and have a willingness to learn. We understand that learning is life long and therefore we aim to develop self-awareness of how we learn and develop successful dispositions, which can be used to aid learning in the classroom and the future. We equip children with a language for learning that is used in all classrooms across the school, this helps everyone to talk about and understand learning to learn. Each class have four learning heroes/dispositions which are fun characters that represent four learning skills; resilience, resourcefulness, reciprocity and reflectiveness. How well you learn is not a matter of how bright you are. It is a matter of experience and being helped to understand the way you learn. Learning to learn can be developed by everyone, there are no limits. Our friendly learning heroes/dispositions ensure that learners at Isambard are successful, confident and aspirational.


Meet Tough Turtle. He is resilient and always tries his hardest in his learning. He perseveres and will always have a go!

Meet Collaborative Crab. She is reciprocal and learns well in a team and also on her own. She understands the need to be flexible, compromise and harmonise when learning together.

Meet Solver Snail. She is resourceful and ready to learn in different ways. She takes her time to think about, predict and plan her learning and makes links with what she already knows.

Meet Reflective Ray. He is reflective and ready to revisit and edit learning. He knows what sort of learner he is and knows how he learns best.

We have 2 rights and responsibilities in school:

  1. The right to learn and the responsibility to use our learning dispositions (learning heroes) to help us get success.
  2. The right to be safe and happy and the responsibility to look after our school, our resources, each other and ourselves.

To support this we have developed 5 IBJ Rules:

  1. Walk quietly around school, keeping to the left if possible.
  2. Treat others as you would like to be treated.
  3. Look after our school and our resources.
  4. Use reciprocal habits.
  5. Be the best you can be.  Be your best!

For more information please see our behaviour policy by clicking on the link below:

Behaviour Policy