4.2 A LEARNING QUALITY
Every school is different. Its ‘DNA’ is the product of its unique school community, its leadership, its teaching and support staff and its students. This means that it will have very different challenges and plans for the future from its peers, even those who may serve the same, or a similar, student catchment.
Nonetheless, if a school has not tended to approach the process of learning as a student’s life skill, it will generally appreciate access to a framework within which it can begin to address how each of its students learns and enable each to take ownership of their learning. Learning is a lifelong endeavor and stays with us from cradle to grave. It is the platform upon which responsible citizenship is built. Schools as learning organizations can provide an environment in which students are free to discover themselves and gain the confidence to manage those 7 interdependent proficiencies that characterize lifelong learners.