Learning Muscles

We believe that it is our duty to educate the whole child and to prepare them for a volatile working world.  We therefore feel that it is important to provide our students with the necessary learning skills to allow them to flourish once they have completed their journey with us


In Year 7, our students are introduced to the ‘Superheroes of Learning’.  These Superheroes each represent a key learning skill and aim to aid the transition of our young people into life at our school.  As the students progress through our school, we remove the scaffold of these characters, and the six ‘Superheroes of Learning’ become our six ‘Learning Muscles’.

 The 6 Learning Muscles are:

  • Resilience: Where students are encouraged to show grit and determination when faced with difficult challenges.

  • Aspiration: Where our students are encouraged to be ambitious and set challenging goals.

  • Teamwork: Where our students are encouraged to work collaboratively with their peers.

  • Independence: Where our students are encouraged to take ownership of their learning and avoid distractions.

  • Creativity: Where our students are encouraged to take calculated risks with their learning and think outside the box.

  • Reflection: Where students are encouraged to think carefully on any successes and areas for development. 

The six Learning Muscles are an integral aspect of our rewards system as students at St Bede’s and St Joseph’s are awarded house points when they display any of these six muscles in school.  In addition house points are awarded for Olympia and Ecclesia activities.