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A student making Excellent effort…

Excellent effort means being committed to getting the most out of all learning opportunities available. It is what all students should aim for.

  • Actively participates in the lesson at all times, and is fully engaged;
  • Actively seeks feedback on how to improve the quality of their work;
  • Shows great resilience and perseveres with all challenges, even when they are difficult;
  • Manages their time and work efficiently and is highly disciplined;
  • Uses their initiative in a range of situations and doesn’t always have to be told what to do;
  • Consistently makes an Excellent level of effort, working above and beyond expectations.

A student currently making Good effort…

Good effort means being a responsible and hard working student who tries their best all of the time.

  • Shows a good interest in their learning and is attentive and focused;
  • Responds well to feedback and targets and completes work to the expected standard;
  • Shows resilience and is willing to persevere when things are difficult;
  • Takes responsibility for their work and is well organised;
  • Willingly does all that is asked of them and sometimes more;
  • Consistently makes a Good level of effort across all subject areas.

A student currently making Insufficient effort…

Insufficient effort means that a student is probably doing most of what they are supposed to do but is failing to push him or herself or make the most of the opportunities available.

  • Often participates in lessons and is generally focused and well behaved;
  • May not try hard enough to improve their work after feedback;
  • Is usually well organised but does the minimum that is asked of them and not much more;
  • Might make a Good level of effort in some lessons but this is not consistent.

A student currently making Poor effort…

Poor Effort means that a student needs support or intervention to become a more responsible learner.

  • Makes little effort to be involved in the lesson and may disrupt the learning of others instead;
  • Fails to act on feedback provided and as a result may not make much progress;
  • Is not interested in being challenged and will give up without really trying;
  • Spends an inadequate amount of time on tasks and takes little pride in their work;
  • Takes little or no responsibility for their own learning or behaviour;
  • Effort is frequently a cause for concern.