Our Learning Council were formed early in 2016. This new pupil voice group are all about promoting learning in school.

The learning attitudes that are promoted across the school are:

  • Resilience
  • EnthusiasmREACH characters
  • Ambition
  • Creativity
  • Hands-on learning

These spell out REACH!

To help engage all the children, each learning skill has been linked to a character, for example, Roxy the Resilient Robin. One of our parents has kindly made a soft toy version of each character and we display these in our school hall so that we see them all the time and can refer to them in our assemblies when we celebrate successful learning.

As the Learning Council, our mission is to make sure that every child, parent and school governor understands each of our ‘REACH’ skills and why they are important. We have worked really hard this term to spread the word. We have led assemblies for the children to explain what good learning should look like, made a ‘REACH’ information leaflet to share with parents at parents’ evening and soon we will be meeting with the school governors to update them too.

We have also constructed a ‘REACH’ rocket! When a child shows one of our 5 key learning skills, they can go inside the rocket, take a photo of their work and record a message on the learning pad to share with the rest of the school in assembly.

Everyone has a  ‘REACH’ passport in which the children collect stickers each time they show one of the 5 learning skills. When the passport is completed and the child is consistently showing the ‘REACH’ skills in all lessons, they receive a special ‘REACH’ wristband which they can wear at school.


St John the Baptist C of E Primary School Learning Council