Learning Journey

Your children will experience what we call a learning journey here at Shoreham College and our aspiration is to enable them to develop the core values, learning skills and skills for life set out below.

Core values Learning skills Skills for life


Core Values

EYFS and Recep. core values

  • Positive relationships
  • Valuing the environment
  • Understanding and respecting differences
  • I can do it - Growth mindset

Years 1 and 2 core values

  • Positive relationships
  • Being kind to others
  • Looking after our environment
  • Understanding and respecting similarities and differences in others
  • Adopting a growth mindset approach

Years 3 to 5 core values

  • Knowing right from wrong
  • Kindness and understanding
  • Caring for the world around us
  • Fundamental British Values
  • Growth mindset - applying to all aspects of school life

Years 6 and 7 core values

  • Ethical living: making good choices
  • Building caring communities / teams
  • Importance of charity
  • Understanding environmental ethics e.g. Fundamental British Values
  • Growth mindset - applying to all aspects of school life

Year 8 and 9 core values

  • Kindness, caring for our community and the world beyond
  • Taking positive action for change / charity / social projects / ethical leadership
  • Champions for what's right e.g. Fundamental British Values
  • Growth mindset

Year 10 and 11 and beyond core values

  • To be ethical champions of positive change in our community, the wider world, incl Fundamental British Values
  • To value actions that help sustain the environment / the world for future generations / valuing individuality, liberty, the spiritual, and the artistic aspects of humanity
  • Growth mindset

Learning Skills

EYFS and Recep. learning skills

  • Basic understanding of number, shape etc. + phonemes graphemes etc. for reading and writing
  • Understanding of the world
  • Basic computing skills
  • Motor skills
  • Becoming an inquisitive learner
  • Developing Speaking and Listening skills

Years 1 and 2 learning skills

  • Consolidating number and shape, space and measure
  • Building upon knowledge of phonemes / graphemes, segmenting, blending
  • Developing computing skills
  • Encouraging curiosity and exploration of the world
  • Developing further speaking and listening skills

Years 3 to 5 learning skills

  • Accuracy, reading, writing, precise numeracy basic research skills
  • IT, coding, technical skills
  • Self-discipline, rigour, resilience
  • Becoming an Inquisitive learner
  • Consolidating speaking, listening and attention skills
  • Developing sustained concentration

Years 6 and 7 learning skills

  • Personal organisation / administration
  • Memorisation / mastery of examination rubrics
  • IT and STEM
  • Rigour and resilience
  • Inquisitive learning and questioning
  • Extending speaking and listening skills
  • Extending focus skills and their application across the curriculum

Year 8 and 9 learning skills

  • Foundations for GCSE: extended reading / writing / applied knowledge / independent learning / sticky learning / self-driven learning
  • IT, STEM, innovation
  • Actively applying speaking and listening and attention skills
  • Focus and application

Year 10 and 11 and beyond learning skills

  • High degree of competence for GCSE / 9 subjects + extension / enrichment / ready for FE e.g. independent research, organising arguments etc.
  • Advanced IT, STEM, innovation
  • Resilience, independence, advanced study skills e.g. note taking, memorising, applying
  • Advanced speaking and listening and attention skills

Skills for life

EYFS and Recep. skills for life

  • Social and emotional skills
  • Working and playing together
  • Showing sensitivity and understanding
  • Trying new activities
  • Expressing thoughts
  • Becoming aware of different emotions
  • Right and wrong
  • Safety
  • Empathy and compassion
  • Confidence
  • Positive mental health

Years 1 and 2 skills for life

  • Social and emotional skills
  • Working and playing together
  • Showing sensitivity to others’ needs
  • Understanding behaviour, rewards and sanctions
  • Understanding healthy exercise and diet
  • Understanding positive and negative emotions
  • Self expression
  • Empathy and compassion
  • Positive mental health and reflection
  • Independence
  • Perseverance

Years 3 to 5 skills for life

  • Social and emotional skills
  • Working and playing collaboratively
  • Problem solving
  • Self-drive
  • Developing dreams and goals
  • Being mindful and healthy
  • Being spiritual / reflective
  • Learning to regulate emotions
  • Resilience
  • Empathy and compassion
  • Making decisions
  • Positive mental health

Years 6 and 7 skills for life

  • Social and emotional skills
  • Teamwork
  • Creative problem solving
  • Self-discipline, rigour, resilience when challenged
  • Effective collaboration; empathy, resilience, awareness of others
  • Developing dreams and goals
  • Being mindful / self-aware
  • Being healthy
  • Being spiritual / reflective
  • Applying skills to regulating emotions
  • Resilience
  • Empathy and compassion
  • Ethical and responsible decision making
  • Positive mental health

Year 8 and 9 skills for life

  • Social and emotional skills
  • Collaboration
  • Resourcefulness
  • Awareness of careers’ life options
  • True independence e.g. personal admin, highly effective teamwork, advanced empathy, creativity, planning and innovation, resilience and well-being
  • Being mindful and spiritual
  • Regulating emotions and responses to others
  • Leadership
  • Goal setting
  • Ethical and responsible decision making
  • Positive mental health

Year 10 and 11 and beyond skills for life

  • Social and emotional skills
  • Collaboration
  • Resourcefulness
  • Advanced understanding of careers’ life options
  • Advanced independence, creativity, collaboration, resourcefulness, empathy, listening skills, presentation, problem solving, self-awareness, awareness of others, planning and innovation
  • Being mindful and spiritual
  • Advanced grasp of health and well-being
  • Regulating emotions and responses to others
  • Resilience
  • Leadership
  • Goal setting
  • Ethical and responsible decision making
  • Positive mental health