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Developing Independent Thinkers and Learners

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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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

Pupil 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 attendance
  • Students learn to manage their own learning
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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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