Pupil Character

Pioneer Learning Charter

  • Use our learning powers and success criteria to help us understand and move forward with
    our learning.
  • Ensure that our learning matters to us.
  • Learning will be exciting and we will be curious to find out more.
  • Develop our growth mindset and use high level thinking to extend learning and challenge
  • Respond to our marking and ways forward and improve our learning.
  • Choose and use the equipment in our classroom to help us extend and support our learning.
  • Working together, showing respect for others to reach the high challenges.

Skills Builder

This year, we are working the Skills Builder Partnership to develop eight essential skills which go beyond use just in the classroom. These skills are vital in everyday life, and need developing particularly in preparation for life after primary school.

They are:

Listening: This skill is about being able to receive information effectively.
Speaking: This skill is about orally communicating ideas or information.
Problem Solving: This skill is about using your ability to find a solution to a problem.
Creativity: This skill is about generating new imagination and using your ideas.
Staying Positive: This skill is about staying motivated despite setbacks.
Aiming High: This skill is about trying hard and achieving your goal.
Leadership: This skill is about supporting, encouraging, and developing others to achieve a shared goal.
Teamwork: This skill is about co-operating and collaborating with others and achieving a shared goal.

The skill icons are up in all the learning areas of the school (differentiated depending on the age of the children in the class) and as a school community, we are looking out for the children using these in different contexts. Each child has their name up in the classroom and if an adult, or another child, spots them using a skill, they will move their name onto that skill to celebrate it. During class assemblies, each class will work on a focus skills for the term and challenge themselves to demonstrate throughout their school day..

The Skills Builder website has a lot of brilliant resources for parents to use at home, too, and we'd encourage you to spend some time on their website, looking at what they do: www.skillsbuilder.org/parents-and-carers

Each week, one child from each class will be chosen to receive a their Skills Builder certificate and this will be shared in celebration assembly on a Friday, before coming home to celebrate it with their families


At Pioneer, we want to give children the tools to become independent learners and help them to rely less on the adults in their classrooms, and more on themselves and their friends. The 6 Bs are strategies that the children can use before automatically asking an adult for help. By keeping calm, using their previous learning, their environment and their peers, children learn how to be independent and become more confident in their own ability to solve problems. The 6 Bs are also linked with our belief that having a growth mindset will help the children to achieve much more than they might think they are capable of!