Learning Power Words

At the Wallisdean Federation, we have 6 Learning Power Words, which set our ethos and goals for behaviour and learning at the Pre-School, Infant and Junior Schools. We work hard to help every child to develop in these core values, alongside their academic learning.

Each Learning Power Word is broken down into a series of ‘bricks’ on a Target Wall for each age range. The idea is for all of our children to achieve these skills in order to make the most of their learning at Wallisdean and prepare them for the next stages in their education and life. These are displayed throughout each school and referred to frequently in class, at breaks and during assembly times.

We set the children a school challenge with a Learning Power Word as a focus and all work together to achieve it. Class teachers set their own target with their class, linked to their learning behaviours. Some individual children also have a personal target and specific support to help them achieve it.

The 6 Learning Power Words are:

Please click here to view our KS2 Learning Power Words target wall.


I show respect to my school, the environment and people’s belongings. I am respectful towards children and adults. I show this by speaking politely and always doing what adults ask me to do. I wear the correct school uniform and PE kit. I think about other people’s feelings and treat them how I would like to be treated.


I am responsible for my own learning and behaviour. I keep control of myself and do not blame others when things do not go my way. I respect other people’s personal space and feelings.


I understand that it is OK to feel strong emotions, but it is how I deal with them that is important. I do my best to find a way to think through problems calmly. I do what adults ask me to do and accept their decisions.


I keep on smiling, even when things do not go right for me. I see problems as a challenge, rather than something to be feared. I have learned strategies to help me cope when things are tough and accept the consequences of the choices I make.


I know what is important and focus on what I need to do in my learning and behaviour. I work independently and follow instructions from adults. I share my ideas and opinions with others in a respectful way.


I take pride in myself – in my attitude, my learning and my behaviour. I am aware of my talents and achievements, as well as the things I am not so good at yet. I recognise when I need help and accept support offered.