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Radnor House Behaviours for Learning

Underpinning Radnor House Sevenoaks’ approach to education is a set of core values - excellence, respect, courage and perseverance - which form the bedrock of the school and provide a moral compass for your child from school through to adulthood. We refer to these as Behaviours for Learning and they form the basis of our reporting system throughout the school year.

We believe that just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition – such as lifting weights – we develop our behaviours for learning muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity, by persevering, showing resilience courage and respect.

We are confident that developing these Behaviours For Learning will make our pupils confident, more tenacious, resourceful, imaginative and creative in their problem solving, logical, self-disciplined, self-aware and collaborative.

We want our pupils to be prepared not just for the transition to university and employment but for life, to be creative thinkers and problem solvers, to be resilient, to persevere and to be courageous.

Six times a year, pupils are awarded a grade from 1-4 (4 is exceptional and 1 is a concern) for their Behaviours For Learning in each subject.

There is an overarching set of descriptors which is underpinned by descriptors for each separate subject.

Reading the detail of these descriptors with your child will help him or her to understand the ethos of the school and what is required from its pupils.

Four times a year the Behaviours for Learning and Achievement reports measure an individual student’s personal progress against their MEGs (minimum expected grades).

The achievement or excellence grade awarded is measured against Key Stage three/GCSE /A Level criteria and based on CEM data (Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring in Durham) and teachers’ judgments.

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