What are Learning Dispositions?

The term 'learning dispositions', sometimes called 'habits of mind', refers to the way in which learners engage in and relate to the learning process. Learning dispositions affect how students approach learning and therefore the outcomes of their learning.

Different research identifies different dispositions but there is consensus about the importance of the learning dispositions furthering skills, engagement and deep understanding.

Development of these dispositions is fundamental for students to develop an awareness of the way they learn and establish future-focused attitudes to learning, critical if they are to be able to become lifelong learners.

At Trinity St Peter's we have identified the following dispositions which we believe provide our children with the foundation to be the best they can be.


We assess children's learning dispositions through :-

MAL - Myself as a Learner 

CAT - Cognitive Abilities Test

PASS -  Pupils Attitude to Self and School