The Effective Learner Model

Improving educational outcomes

The Effective Learner Model is a school wide tool and approach to teaching and learning.

It has been developed using contextual evidence, experience and the best available research into improving student learning outcomes. The model also incorporates some features that make it our own including: boy-friendly/personalised language, integration of our wellbeing and learning models and straight forward instructions.



Learning Dispositions

I am ready to learn

  • I am prepared (mentally and physically)
  • I have a growth mindset and am prepared to be courageous
  • I know why I’m learning
  • I know positive relationships with my peers and teacher will help me learn

Learning Architecture

I know where I am, where I am going and what my next steps are

  • I can articulate and will act on my next learning steps
  • I am purposeful in my learning and this helps my life
  • I am committed to achieving the Learning Intention and Success Criteria

Learning Processes

I know how to learn

  • I know that learning requires effort and persistence
  • I have many strategies to help me learn and know how to use them
  • I understand that my learning could be surface-level, deep-level or transferred to other contexts


I seek, act upon and give feedback

  • I know why feedback is important and how to use it effectively
  • I actively seek feedback
  • I give meaningful feedback to my peers and teachers