In March 2015, Oakthorpe Primary School won a DfE Character Award for it's work that it has done over the last few years to encourage children to think about how they learn and how they approach different situations in their learning. We have focused on the work of Guy Claxton's Building Learning Power, the coaching model from Richard Boyatzis and, more recently, the work around virtues from the Jubilee Centre of Character and Virtues. For more information on these approaches, please see the attached documents below or use the contact form for any specific questions.
We are so proud of our fantastic learners at Oakthorpe and it is really attracting the attention of so many people. We have had a number of visitors to the school to lead assemblies and to find out more about our character education work and all of them comment in some way about the ethos of our school. Comments such as how calm the children are, how resilient they are and the vocabulary that they use to describe learning, are always so fantastic to hear.
Mr Ellis recently asked a group of children from across the school, known as the Leadership Council, what Oakthorpe Primary School means to them and their comments speak for themselves:
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