Tudor Habits

 

At Tudor Grange we believe that developing the whole student is essential. We think that to flourish in life you need much more than great grades. The Tudor Habits represent what students, parents and staff have told us they think make people of good character. We hope that they capture the sorts of behaviors that will support students to:

 

  • Make wise decisions informed by a strong ethical foundation (The Character Habits)
  • Hold themselves to high standards, be reflective in their approaches to their work and to manage their emotions to maintain motivation when challenged (The Learning Habits)
  • Be ready to play and active and positive role in a democratic society (The Tudor Values)

 

We would like to show our gratitude and say a big thank-you the hundreds of parents, students and staff who participated in our character survey. Your responses were invaluable in enabling us to complete our development of the ‘Tudor Habits’

 

The Character Habits

Honesty & Truthfulness

I am trustworthy and a friend you can rely on. I seek out the truth rather than listening to rumors. If I get something wrong I own-up to it so that I can learn from my mistakes.

Kindness & Empathy

I show compassion to others. I help people out whenever I can. I don’t jump to conclusions about people’s motives but try to put myself in their shoes and see things from their perspective. I listen to others carefully. If I am worried about someone I pass on my concerns.

Responsibility & Integrity

I make the right decisions. I think about the impact of my actions on those around me. I know the difference between right and wrong. I will say if I believe something isn’t right. I will not be influenced by peer pressure.

Generosity & Gratitude

I give my time up for others. I think about what might make things better for those around me. I recognize the achievements of others and give them praise. I say thank you when people are generous and I try to pass on the goodwill to others.

 

The Learning Habits

Positive Self-Regulation

I always try to produce my best work and hold myself to high standards. I participate fully in all activities, share my thoughts, listen carefully to others and contribute to the group

Process not product

I’m a critical thinker, I plan carefully before I begin, monitor how I’m doing, and I evaluate how I might do it better next time.

I’m intrinsically motivated, curious about what I learn and value the process as much as the product

Open to failure and feedback

I am open-minded, brave, willing to take a risk and ready to step out of my comfort zone. I’m hungry for feedback and always use it to help me improve my work further.

Courageous and Gritty

I show grit and resilience and I keep focussed even when the work is challenging. I do not give up.

 

Rewards

The Tudor Habits play a significant role in our rewards policy. Students who demonstrate the Tudor habits will receive praise stickers in their planners. Students that have a significantly positive impact on the school community are recognised and praised though letters home and regular celebration assemblies.

 

Reporting

Every half term students will receive feedback on their learning habits through their progress reports (published on parent portal). Students will receive feedback from each of their subjects. They will be assessed against the learning habits criteria outlined above and will receive either: proactive (P) or reactive (R). We believe that students that show a proactive attitude towards their subjects and take ownership of their character and learning are not only more likely to do well in their exams but be better prepared for further education, their careers and their life beyond.