A growing number of schools across the globe have embarked on a Thinking School journey. Some of these schools have made a record of their journey, which gives an insight into how they prepared for the change, the path they choose to take and what happened along the way. Others have strong views on why there should be a whole school approach to the teaching of thinking.
Each school has encountered and overcome its own individual obstacles along the way – take a look at this small selection from a large pool of inspiring case studies from across the world.
East Sheen Primary School
The webinar explores how to successfully incorporate metacognition in a whole school; what decisions will Leaders have to consider; what challenges to look out for; the benefits of a whole school approach and the impact and key learnings from existing Thinking School leaders. With Maddie Jenson and Carla Ruocco (Thinking Leads, East Sheen Primary).
Stanton Bridge Primary School
Through following Stanton Bridge’s ‘thinking’ journey, the webinar explores the considerable benefits and impact of a whole school approach and how to successfully incorporate metacognition into a school.
With Sofina Islam, OBE, Head Teacher, Stanton Bridge Primary School, Coventry.
Edgware Primary School
Take a look at Edgware Primary School’s thinking page on their website – it gives a great overview of their thinking school journey and what it’s done for their school.
Reculver Church of England Primary School – Aquila Trust
‘For us at Reculver CEP School it all began 2 years ago when our CEO from Aquila invited me to attend a Thinking Schools Conference. I was most intrigued and remember saying to my Head teacher at the time, ‘What is a Thinking School?’
Millbrook Primary School
The start of their Thinking School Journey – helping pupils to reignite their thinking and learning following the pandemic.
Cumran Primary School
Cumran Primary School has been developing a whole school approach to developing children’s metacognition for more than a decade and is accredited by the University of Exeter as a Thinking School.
Notting Hill Preparatory School
Notting Hill as a Thinking School ‘And working at Notting Hill Prep (NHP), a thinking school, means that there’s a constant conversation about pedagogy or happiness or wellbeing going on in staffrooms and over lunch..’
‘A few Lithuanian schools and kindergartens were interested in the idea of the Thinking School approach and the possibilities of implementing it, so they started to dig deeper into the philosophy, history, as well as the culture.’
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