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Learning ladders


At St. James' Infant and Nursery School the children are introduced to our Learning Ladders at the beginning of their Learning Journey.


Learning Ladders:

  • help children to identify their next steps in their learning
  • provide visual prompts and examples for children to use
  • promote a sense of achievement as children climb the ladder
  • help the children to talk about their learning


Learning ladders show 5 steps and are easily differentiated for different groups of children so that they all have the opportunity to make progress within their ladder.

See the examples below of how our learning ladders work.