Behaviour for learning: guidance and examples

Find out how you can support your children to develop behaviours for learning. See examples of how other schools do it.

Last reviewed on 20 May 2022
School types: Maintained, Academy, IndependentSchool phases: PrimaryRef: 12090
  1. What is behaviour for learning?
  2. Toolkit to develop learning behaviours
  3. Examples from schools

What is behaviour for learning?

A learning behaviour is something that allows a child to learn effectively in the group setting of a classroom. In addition to helping them in school, children and students should develop these behaviours or skills to be:

  • Prepared for life beyond school
  • Able to adapt to new environments and learn new things

3 key strands

Learning behaviours can be grouped under the:

Read more about these strands in this