Our St Austin’s Learning Heroes support the development of our children’s Metacognition skills.

Metacognition is the way that children plan, monitor and purposefully direct their learning, using an awareness of their own thought processes.
Learning Heroes help children to understand the most important qualities that learners need to have. Children are encouraged in lessons to think about how the Learning Heroes would approach their learning and adults refer to them in the lesson content.

Aspirational Anton helps children to learn how to aim high.

He teaches them to desire success, think about their goals, want new challenges and think about their future.

Collaborative Chloe helps children to learn how to work well with others.

She teaches them how to know when working with others is appropriate and how to do this successfully, knowing how to share and take turns.

Resilient Reece helps children to learn how to overcome challenges.

He teaches them how to cope with negative emotions that they may experience when learning and keep trying again.

Independent Isabel helps children to learn how to be self-sufficient and not rely on others for help.

She teaches them how to use resources available and think things through so that nobody else is needed.

Motivated Maja helps children to learn how to set their own goals and reward themselves.

She teaches them how to feel proud of their achievements and let these form the basis for new goals.

Organised Owen helps children to learn how to make sure that they are ready to learn.

He teaches them how to think about the time that they have available, what they already know, and what they need to know.

Resourceful Ruby helps children to learn how to be creative in using what’s available to them.

She teaches them to think outside the box and not only use the resources an adult points out, but ones that they find for themselves.