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Learning Qualities & Values

At Temple Moor, we want students to take responsibility for themselves, their learning and their future so that they are successful in all areas of their life. We need to prepare our learners for life beyond education, but also to instil confidence that they can overcome barriers they may face in the classroom and exams.

We consulted with local employers across a range of job sectors to identify what qualities they looked for in employees, with a view to embedding these in our students.

We received responses including:

“A motivated individual with a willingness to learn.”

“Someone who is driven to succeed.”

“Willing to continually learn and develop.”

“Someone who can work well within a team

“A positive, reliable and can do attitude.”

Launched in 2018, and regenerated in September 2023 based on the latest research, these Learning Qualities have become a fundamental part of Temple Moor which we promote to students and which they demonstrate throughout the school day.

These have been carefully sequenced as a Golden curriculum thread in school, interwoven into each subjects curriculum planning, to develop and deepen these qualities in all aspects of their school experience. At KS4 the Learning Qualities programme has been developed further to model its application through study skills.

Throughout the year, rewards assemblies are held to recognise the achievement of students who have demonstrated the Learning Qualities consistently.

Quality Leaders

Our KS5 students have been at Temple Moor for five years already; had success, made mistakes and learnt the lessons. This is why we are now providing a platform for our Sixth Form students to share these experiences with their younger peers to inspire and raise aspirations.

All students undertake community work as part of their studies, with opportunities including supporting Read to Succeed with lower school students and in-class revision support for KS4. In this leadership role, they themselves will develop and demonstrate the skills required to apply for University, apprenticeships and better prepare them for life beyond Temple Moor.

Becoming a Quality Leader allows students to be a role model and have a positive impact with younger students. Year 13 have all completed work experience so have experienced first-hand the importance of the Learning Qualities within a work setting, which they are able to reflect upon and share.  Quality Leaders ensures our Sixth form model excellence and promote aspiration to younger years, demonstrating that we are one community within the school, working together.

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Quality Time

Since 2018, we have embedded Quality Time as a feature of all lessons at Temple Moor. Quality Time is a minimum of ten minutes in each period of the school day, across all subjects, whereby the teacher takes a step back and allows students to take ownership and independence of their own learning.

Quality Time enables students to demonstrate, refine and develop one aspect of the school’s Learning Qualities in each lesson, with tasks selected that are most appropriate to a particular Quality and also to the context of the lesson. This focused time provides learners with opportunity to develop key skills required in both education and the wider world of employment. This is particularly relevant to KS4 and KS5 students who are preparing themselves for higher education and apprenticeships.

During Quality Time, students will complete a range of challenging tasks, both written and practical. Examples may include, but are not limited to, extended writing, planning, reading, analysis or assessment.  These carefully planned activities, which are completed in silence, encourage students to ‘think ahead’ so that they are prepared and able to access the work without being reliant upon the teacher. A visible timer enables students to manage their time effectively to complete the task.

Quality Time better prepares students to be ‘exam ready’ so that they are familiar and confident with working in exam conditions. Walking into an exam hall can be a daunting experience; therefore, Quality Time prepares students to be self-reliant and equipped to tackle any barriers they may face when they are in silence in an exam hall and unable to ask for support.


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Temple Moor High School & Sixth Form is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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