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Festival of Metacognition

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Birmingham 12th June 2023 Register your interest

Developing Independent Thinkers and Learners

Festival of Metacognition 12th June 2023

Bringing together those with a shared passion for developing metacognitive, self-regulating learners in one place.

  • The Eastside Rooms, Birmingham, B7 4BL
  • 08:30 - 16:30 BST
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Now Online Online & blended training

Our online training has transformed accessibility, flexibility and affordability to the development of Whole School Metacognition.

  • Ideal timing for use of Catch-Up Funding
  • MORE cost effective, HIGH quality, SAFE
  • Credible and effective use of Pupil-Premium Funding
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We Transform At Thinking Schools:

  • Pupil progress is 10 months beyond predictions - an increased grade at SATS and GCSEs.
  • Disadvantaged learners close the progress gap with non-disadvantaged peers.
  • Inspectorate judgements improve.
  • Pupil attendance, teacher engagement and retention all benefit.
Become a thinking school

We Support schools, online or in-school, with metacognitive tools, consultancy and CPD training to:

  • Develop metacognitive learners.
  • Demonstrate curriculum intent, implementation and impact.
  • Spend disadvantaged learner and CPD budgets effectively.
  • Gain Thinking School accreditation via The University of Exeter.
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We Connect the Thinking Schools Network:

A global community of schools who take an explicit, whole school approach to developing their students as independent thinkers and learners. We:

  • facilitate inter-school visits.
  • host events.
  • provide a digital platform of metacognitive resources.
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Gain unparalleled insights from cutting edge researchers and thought leaders. Take home classroom strategies from expert practitioners and share ideas with leaders and teachers from across the Thinking School Network
Festival of Metacognition 2023

Festival of Metacognition 2023

Monday 12th June, 2023

Eastside Rooms,

Birmingham, B7 4BL


Bringing together those with a shared passion for developing metacognitive, self-regulating learners in one place. Progressive, informative and inspiring - take advantage of this chance to explore the latest and best practice to successfully develop metacognition in your school.

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Our Approach

Our approach, delivered online or in-school, is centred around training educators to use a pedagogy which enables students to master a range of thinking skills, intelligent learning behaviours and metacognitive tools. But our approach is so much more than training….

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Our Services

We offer a range of consultancy and training, online or in-school, in the field of metacognitive education. Have a look at our services and how we can help you on the road to becoming a thinking organisation.

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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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Thinking School Network - Membership

  • Regular access to TM Consultant
  • Discounts on Thinking Matters Services
  • Discounts on Thinking & Learning Products
  • Metacognitive Classroom resources
  • Extensive Thinking Library
  • Regular Newsletters/Bulletins
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Become a Thinking School

‘The ‘thinking school’ ethos pervades all aspects of school life and accounts for highly reflective leaders, managers, teachers, and pupils… Contact us for further information and next steps; have a conversation, visit an existing Thinking School, learn more about metacognition, thinking skills and our approach.

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