At Ecclesfield we are proud of all the learning which takes place in our school.

A big well done to all the children who always put 100% effort in!



Research suggests that there are several dispositions that we need to develop in order to become successful lifelong learners.  


These dispositions are inherent in us all. They are not fixed at birth, or when we leave school; they can be developed by everyone regardless of “ability”, social background or age. In fact, ...there are NO limits to extending our learning power!  We can think of these dispositions as being like groups of "learning muscles". Just as we can build our physical muscles with the right kinds of exercise, so we can exercise our learning muscles to develop their strength and stamina. Each of these dispositions is made up of a number of learning behaviours, which are called capacities. Because the learning capacities are quite specific in nature, they can be individually trained, nurtured and exercised. 

Have you exercised your learning muscles today?  Because if these learning muscles are not exercised, through lack of opportunity or encouragement, they can so easily wither and fall into disuse. 



One of our aims at Ecclesfield Primary School is to develop 


with a growth mindset.  We can continually develop our capacity to learn throughout our lives. We are all learners every day of our lives. During this year we will be focussing on stretching our learning muscles, focussing specifically on being resilient, respectful and responsible.