Visible Learning

Visible Learning at St Anthony’s Primary School


St Anthony’s Primary are in year 3 of our Visible Learning journey. Visible Learning is the work of John Hattie who says that ‘Visible Learning means a greater role for teachers as they become evaluators of their  own teaching. Visible Teaching and Learning occurs when teachers see learning through the eyes of students and help them become their own teachers’

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Learning Pit

A St Anthony’s Learning Pit of Progress is displayed in every classroom and learning area in the school. This is a display that children engage with throughout the year and regular conversations about taking on the challenge of learning through the idea of the learning pit is used as our language of learning, discussing ‘how’ we learn. The pupils should be encouraged that going into the learning pit is a positive experience and they can only learn if they are willing to take on the challenge of climbing into the pit.


A WAGOLL (What A Good One Looks Like) is used at the beginning and throughout a block of teaching to show the pupils what they are aiming for.

Learner Dispositions Characters

Connie Communicates

Independent Izzy

Resilient Ronnie

Persevering Percy

Lennie Makes Links

Challenge Chad

4 Capacities

Successful Learners

Confident Individuals

Effective Contributors

Responsible Citizens