Dr Tom Robson
We firmly believe in not just giving our children knowledge but in providing them with the skills they need to learn for themselves. Our school has worked with Dr Tom Robson (TREDU) and “Gem Powers” are used in every classroom and help the children understand which skills they need to carry out different learning tasks successfully. The children become aware of themselves as learners and we teach the children to get better at the skills they need to develop. The children learn to identify how to use the different powers and which ones are needed for different tasks.
Gem powers include :-
Ruby– how you make others feel
Sapphire– keeping focused
Emerald– bounce back from mistakes and controlling anger
Amethyst—co-operation with a partner
We celebrate the children’s learning powers in our ‘Good Learning” assemblies every Monday where children are rewarded for the effort they have put into their learning and the gem powers they have used.
Gem powers are skills for life!