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Developing Independent Thinkers and Learners

We believe thinking matters. We have created a practical, evidence based approach to cognitive education. It combines training educators in “how to” pedagogy, with advice to leadership teams on transforming their organisations so that explicit thinking and continual self improvement is at the centre of everything they do. This is the cornerstone of being a successful Thinking School.

Across the globe, through training educators to use a pedagogy which enables students to master a range of thinking skills and intelligent learning behaviours, our unique, whole school approach results in organisations that forge independent thinkers and learners who develop the attitudes and dispositions to succeed in an ever-changing future.

Compared to those in similar schools, Thinking Schools’ pupils show the equivalent of an additional grade of GCSE and SATS growth above what was expected of them..
Dr Dave Walters, Hon Research Fellow, University of Exeter

Key Benefits of a Thinking School

  • Proven raised attainment
  • Develops skilled, independent, reflective learners
  • Greater motivation (whole school)
  • Improved attitudes, behaviours and coping strategies
  • Improved discipline and attendence
  • Students learn to manage their own learning
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An International Approach ...

As well as supporting schools in the UK, Thinking Matters works in partnership with a growing network of international educational organisations who, under licence, have adopted the Thinking Matters approach.

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Take a look at what we offer and how we can help you on the road to becoming a thinking organisation.

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Our Approach

Our approach is centered around the training of educators to use a pedagogy which enables students to master a range of thinking skills and intelligent learning behaviours. But our approach is so much more than training….

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Highest Impact. Lowest Cost.

Becoming an accredited Thinking School. The best value for attainment intervention strategy available.

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