Attitude to Learning
The Being Guiseley Attitude to Learning framework is used to support and develop the learning behaviours for students at Guiseley School. Alongside this framework, which is designed to reflect our core values and promote learning behaviours we believe will serve students well throughout life, we also use specific strategies to ensure all students know how to become the best learners, and the best young people, that they can be.
Being Guiseley in Lessons
The Being Guiseley Attitude to Learning framework reflects our culture of high support and high challenge. Students are issued a grade (1 – 4) for each lesson and this grade reflects their contribution to learning and their demonstration of effective learning habits. Each grade ensures students receive a fixed number of house points, with ATL 4 securing the highest number of points.
If students are not being Guiseley, either through their learning behaviours or their general behaviour, this will trigger an intervention with students going on report cards to their form tutors initially, then pastoral teams and, if required, senior leaders. The aim of this is to ensure early intervention that prevents students from developing poor habits in the classroom, or around school.
I choose not to Be Guiseley
- I say phrases like "I don’t know" and I don’t try
- I choose not to work
- I ignore feedback and don’t learn from my mistakes
- I don’t show pride in my uniform, work or our school community
- I have been inconsiderate to other students or staff
- Sixth Form: I continue to miss deadline(s) without good reason
I am learning to Be Guiseley
- I give simple / one word answers
- I don’t engage with my learning and / or give up easily
- I take feedback but don’t learn from my mistakes
- I don’t show much pride in my uniform, work or School community
- I have shown little consideration for others
- Sixth Form: I miss deadline(s) without good reason
I am Becoming Guiseley
- I SHAPE my answers when asked because I want to succeed
- I work hard because I aspire to do well, but sometimes rely on others
- I accept feedback and ask for support to help me learn from my mistakes and to grow
- I take pride in my uniform, work and our school community because I care
- I am considerate of staff and students in our school community
- Sixth Form: I demonstrate good levels of Independent learning, wider reading and meet deadlines
I am Being Guiseley
- I SHAPE my answers without prompt because I want to succeed
- Even if I am not sure, I will work hard because I aspire to learn and grow
- I accept and respond to feedback and learn from my mistakes to help me succeed
- I take pride in my uniform, work, and our community because I care
- I am always kind and considerate to staff and students in our school community
- Sixth Form: I demonstrate exceptional Independent learning, wider reading and meet all deadlines
Tips to help you Be Guiseley
Actions to take
- Focus on the learning and try your best
- Take advice on board and apply it
- Take your time with your written work
- Check your uniform regularly
- Listen carefully
- Use SHAPE and plan your answers. If you need thinking time, ask for it.
- Get on with your work quickly and listen carefully. Ask for help if you need it.
Reflective questions to ask yourself
- Have I planned my answer?
- Can I SHAPE my answer through my written and verbal contributions?
- Can I have a go even if I am not sure?
- Have I asked for help to get advice and feedback on how to improve?
- Have I checked my uniform?
- Have I done the extension task(s)?
- Can I explain what I have learnt and why? Can I say what I have achieved in the lesson?
- Can I explain where I was challenged with my learning, and how I overcame the challenges?
- Am I doing the right things?
- What worked for me? What didn’t work? Do I need to do something differently?
- Where can I use this next time?