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Building Learning Power

Elevating Education: The Essence of Building Learning Power

At the core of our curriculum lies the transformative concept of Building Learning Power (BLP), a framework designed to unveil the foundational elements of effective learning. BLP is more than an educational tool; it is a beacon guiding our students towards understanding the essence of being exceptional learners, extending beyond the classroom walls into every facet of life.

Building Learning Power champions the belief in the boundless capacity to enhance our learning methodologies, transcending age, circumstances, gender, or any perceived barriers. It gifts our community a unified language to articulate and explore the nuances of learning, crystallising the skills essential for academic and personal growth.

The Pillars of Building Learning Power:

Resilience: The Art of Perseverance

Cultivating concentration and embracing the learning opportunities in mistakes.

Encouraging a steadfast spirit of 'try and try again,' alongside effective management of distractions.

Reciprocity: The Harmony of Collective and Solo Learning

Fostering an environment where taking turns, active listening, and collaborative efforts are as valued as the capacity to learn independently.

Resourcefulness: Igniting Curiosity

Promoting innovative problem-solving, inquisitive questioning, and the ability to draw connections, all underpinned by a vibrant imagination.

Reflectiveness: The Depth of Thought

Encouraging meticulous observation, introspection about existing knowledge, strategic planning, and reflective thinking about the learning journey itself.

In every classroom, the principles of Building Learning Power are visibly celebrated, encouraging students to adopt phrases like 'not giving up,' 'making links,' or 'managing distractions' as part of their learning ethos. Moreover, our collective worship and celebration assemblies are replete with opportunities to delve into the diverse facets of BLP, reinforcing its values and practices.

BLP is not just a methodology; it is a movement towards cultivating resilient, reflective, resourceful, and reciprocal learners ready to navigate the complexities of the world with confidence and competence.



At Horwood & Newton Tracey Primary School Building Learning Power sits at the heart of our curriculum. It provides a framework which we can use to demonstrate the building blocks of learning. Building Learning Power ensures that all our children have a better understanding of what it means to be a great learner both in and out of school. It develops the knowledge that we can continually improve how we learn regardless of age, situation, gender or any other false boundary that tries to hinder our progress.  BLP gives us a common language to talk about learning and helps us make explicit the various skills that enable us to learn. It is organised into four key components, resilience, reciprocity, resourcefulness and reflectiveness.

Resilience – Perseverance

  • Good concentration
  • Don’t worry if you make a mistake
  • Don’t give up – try, try, again
  • Managing distractions.

Reciprocity – learning together and learning alone.Working Well Together

  • Taking Turns
  • Listening to Each Other
  • Working Well Together
  • Working Well On Your Own

Resourcefulness – Curiosity

  • Find another way
  • Asking great questions
  • See things that link together
  • Using your imagination

Reflectiveness - Thinking

  • Look carefully
  • Thinking about what I know
  • Thinking about what to do
  • Thinking about what you are learning

In each of our classrooms we display Building Learning Power to encourage children to use phrases such as ‘not giving up’, ‘making links’ or ‘managing distractions’. Our collective worship and celebration assemblies also provide us with many opportunities to explore the different elements of Building Learning Power.