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The Federation of St Edmund's and St Joseph's Catholic Primary Schools

The Federation of
St Edmund's & St Joseph'sCatholic Primary Schools

  • Ambitious
  • Confident
  • Inquisitive
  • Collaborative
  • Resilient
  • Respectful
  • Motivated
  • Independent
  • Resourceful
  • Faithful

LEARNING Characteristics

The staff across both schools in the partnership joined together to reflect upon and identify what we considered to be the characteristics of an effective learner. We believe that the 10 characteristics which are included within the handprint underpin everything that we do in our schools and everything that we want our pupils to be. The 10 characteristics are both discreetly and explicitly taught throughout all that we do in school and we strive for all children to leave our schools with the foundations of lifelong learning having developed these characteristics.

The school council has worked hard to develop learning bricks which focus on each one of the characteristics in turn and help all children form an awareness of how to help themselves develop these 10 characteristics.

We aim to encourage and develop the following qualities in all the members of our community:


Please see the full list of learning bricks below and a copy of the hand of success.