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Developing Independent Thinkers and Learners

We Transform At Thinking Schools:

  • Pupil progress is, on average, 10 months faster than at equivalent schools. That translates to an increased grade at SATS and GCSEs.
  • Disadvantaged learners are shown to close the gap on non-disadvantaged peers.
  • Inspectorate judgements improve - over half of accredited secondary Thinking Schools moved up an OFSTED rating.
  • Pupil attendance, teacher engagement, retention are all shown to benefit.
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We Support schools via consultancy and CPD training to:

  • Create whole school cultures of progress and explicit thinking.
  • Put evidence informed cognitive teaching strategies into practice.
  • 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 resources platform with content the network's best practitioners, incorporating the science of cognitive education into classroom reality.
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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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Our Services

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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