Habits of Work and Learning (HoWLs)

Work Hard

  • Arrive on time & prepared
  • Participate fully & mindfully
  • Done on time, done my best

Get Smart

  • Ask questions & seek help
  • Assess work using criteria
  • Welcome feedback & redraft

Be Kind

  • Communicate politely & kindly
  • Cooperate with others
  • Steward of resources & community

Health and Wellbeing is at the core of what we do.
Whilst attainment is important and still a focus, so is developing the whole child.

To build knowledge and skills for today, tomorrow and the future requires Banff Academy to not just be an “exam factory”.

How do we put the child at the centre for lifelong learning?

We look at what is working elsewhere and work with partners such as the Wood foundation, Xp Trust, Ford NGL, Nashville Hub and local employers, parents and pupils.

We look at the research and evidence.
We build culture.
Habits of Work and Learning is an example of how core values can manifest as behaviour:

Work Hard

  • I arrive for each session on time and prepared.
  • I participate fully and mindfully in every session.
  • I complete all work in a timely manner to the best of my ability.

Get Smart

  • I take responsibility for my learning by asking questions and seeking help when needed.
  • I assess my work based on established criteria.
  • I welcome feedback and revise my work.

Be Kind

  • I communicate politely and kindly.
  • I work cooperatively with others.
  • I take care of resources and materials and act as a steward of our community.