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.