Learning Powers

At Bute House we believe that intelligence is not fixed and by nurturing the right intellectual habits of mind, our girls can become active learners, with the necessary characteristics to support them when they face challenge.

“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”

Nelson Mandela

Our seven Learning Powers underpin all we do at Bute and they are taught explicitly as well as being embedded into the curriculum.

  • Initiative and Independence (Sapphire Power)
  • Resilience and Risk-taking (Ruby Power)
  • Persistence and Reflectiveness (Emerald Power)
  • Flexibility and Collaboration (Topaz Power)
  • Curiosity and Originality (Diamond Power)
  • Empathy and Integrity (Amethyst Power)
  • Diversity and Inclusion (Tanzanite Power)

Developing these character traits will not only enable our pupils to be successful learners, but will also prepare them for the world beyond school.  Many of you will have recognised the words of Nelson Mandela; these encapsulate the mindset that we want to encourage at Bute.  We all find some things more challenging than others, but by using these Learning Powers, Bute House girls will be encouraged to become their best selves.