Learning behaviours







At Marnel Junior school our six learning behaviours underpin everything which we do and work towards creating a happy, respectful and thoughful environment. Our learning behaviours form a fundermental part of our overall wellbeing offer.

Wellbeing offer

Through the curriculum

Our six learning behaviours run through our curriculum and in particular compliment our PSHE, RE and lifeskills curriculum.

OverviewEach half term begins with the launch of the focus learning behaviour where the children take part in a lesson focusing on the particular value. They will produce work which is then displayed in the hall as a visiual reminder and have an assembly to follow up the lesson and embed the behaviour. The learning focus for the half term is also displayed in the classroom next to their behaviour wheels an

The Marnel Learner Award 

  • Each child will have a personalised ‘Marnel Learner’ target board displayed in their classroom.
  • For every quality there are three targets to work towards, one is for the playground.
  • The children choose a target they want to work on.
  •  The children need to demonstrate the learning behaviour consistently.
  •  When the child’s teacher thinks they have achieved the target, they will choose another one.

Bronze Award

When the children have consistently demonstrated all 18 of the behaviour qualities, they will receive a bronze Marnel Learner badge to wear on their uniform and a certificate in merit assembly. Their photograph will appear on the Marnel Learner display board.

Silver Award

To earn their silver badge, children will need to continue to demonstrate all the targets. They will need to support and model the behaviours to other children in their class. 

Gold Award

To earn their gold badge, children will still need to continue to demonstrate all the targets. They will need to model and encourage others around the school. A new card will be started for targets to be marked off.

Platinum Award

To earn their platinum badge, children will still need to continue to demonstrate all the targets. They will need to contribute to the wider school community. This could take the form of creating a display, organizing a fundraiser, writing a report for the school website, training peer mentors, doing something over and above outside of school or organizing and running an assembly.

When children move into the next year group, they will continue to work towards achieving any outstanding learning behaviour targets from the previous year.

Each week in merit assembly, children are awarded special merit linked to one of the learning behaviours. They then place a star with a picture of them on their year groups's special merit board under the learning behaviour cloud they achieved it for. 


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