What is 'Attitude to Learning'?

A2L is an Academy initiative which monitors a student's ATTITUDE TO LEARNING.

Students are awarded a grade 1-3; ranging from 1 being Outstanding to 3 signifying Requires Improvement.

Why do we measure A2L?

We recognise that every student is unique and has strengths in different subjects. A2L does not focus on a student's academic ability but acknowledges their approach to learning. All students, therefore, have the chance to achieve an outstanding grade, regardless of their set and academic achievement. It focuses on the basic qualities a student needs in order to be successful in a classroom; are they giving themselves the best opportunity to reach their potential?

How often does a student get a A2L score?

A student will receive an A2L score at the end of every half-term.

What are the grade descriptors?

Outstanding: I am enthusiastic about learning and like to be creative with new ideas; I am focused and work independently; I listen to and respect other people's views and I am confident in giving my own; I know the Academy ethos and I am punctual, organised and wear the correct uniform.
Good: I am positive and sometimes creative; I concentrate and don't get easily distracted; I sometimes contribute to discussions; I am aware of the Academy ethos and I am usually organised.
Not yet good; I need to show a greater interest and work with less prompting; I need to avoid distractions and act in a responsible way; I need to arrive on time, with the correct uniform and with the correct equipment; I need to remember to complete homework on time and to the best of my ability.