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Pye Bank CE Primary School

"Learning together, Learning to be together."

Building Learning Power: The Pye Bank Way

‘Term on term, year on year, a BLP school breeds young people who are more curious, more willing to take a risk and give it a go, more imaginative, more creative, more thoughtful, more ready, willing and able to learn with and through others. It’s developing this adventurous

spirit that counts’.

Professor Guy Claxton, originator of BLP


What is Learning Power?


Building Learning Power (BLP) is an approach to learning, used national in many schools, that we have begun to implement at Pye Bank CE Primary School. This approach was created by Professor Guy Claxton. It is based on the idea that we are all capable of becoming better learners. BLP applies this idea directly to the work of teachers in the classrooms, to provide a practical framework for fostering lifelong learning in all young people.


At Pye Bank CE Primary School, our school ethos is one of striving to be the best we can be, recognising that we all have different strengths and interests. BLP allows us to nurture this ethos and build the children’s learning power through a variety of strategies and techniques.


Building Learning Power (BLP) supports the development of Learning Behaviours.

There are Four Key dispositions: The 4 R’s

These are Resourcefulness, Resilience, Reciprocity and Reflectiveness.



Each of the four Rs has a number of Learning Muscles that need to be developed.


The Resourceful muscle is made up of…


Making Links





The Resilience muscle is made up of…

Managing Distractions







The Reciprocal muscle is made up of…



Empathy and Listening



The Reflective muscle is made up of...




Meta Learning


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