Learning Mindset

"Since we cannot know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead, we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned."

John Holt

Our Aim

At Southfield School, we want to instil certain habits and attitudes to enable our students to be more confident in their own learning ability. By becoming better learners, students will concentrate more, learn faster and better, think harder and find learning more enjoyable.

Whilst exam results are exceptionally important, we believe that it is also our duty to support Southfield students to become lifelong learners.

High Level Learners

To help Southfield students we promote the idea of being a ‘High Level Learner’ - one who is:

  • Ready
  • Resilient
  • Resourceful
  • Reflective
  • Responsible
High level learner qualities
Rewarding positive behaviours