Learning Sails

What is a ‘Visible Learner’?


At Windmill Hill Academy we are learning to become ‘Visible Learners’.

We are using our learning sails and corresponding characters to make us more aware of our learning, what we need to learn and what helps us to achieve our learning goals.


The Learning Sails

We have five learning sails, they are:

  • Reflection  - We ask all learners to give thought or consideration on their learning. 
  • Self-awareness - We encourage learners to know where they are with their learning and their next steps.
  • Curiosity - We inspire all learners to have strong desire to know or learn something, questioning their learning experiences to find out more.
  • Resilience and Tenacity  - We promote the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties or challenge. We encourage all to be very determined and show determination despite the challenge.
  • Connect  - We promote learning where connections can be made, where children can relate new and old learning.