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Kestrel, in partnership with the University of Exeter,

is the only UK organisation offering a whole-school approach to the teaching of thinking.

Read Exeter University’s study into the impact of a whole-school approach here.


A Whole-School Approach to the Teaching of Thinking

Kestrel is a founding partner of
Thinking Schools International

Barbara Priestman Academy and Thinking Schools International invite you to join them on Friday October 13th for a day focusing on cognitive education. Our keynote speakers are Professor Steve Higgins and Gordon Poad. In addition, workshops where practising teachers will share classroom practice, are also on offer. See flyer here and call 01793 771506 or email to book your place.

National research has repeatedly demonstrated that parents/carers are the most influential factor in the long-term academic success of their children. In response to evidence and requests from schools, Herts for Learning have developed a parental education programme aimed at helping parents and carers improve the learning experience at home by embedding key teaching and learning behaviours. The Parent2Parent® programme provides a support service to schools, enabling parents and carers to gain confidence and new skills that will actively support learning at home. Working in partnership with Herts for Learning an accredited Kestrel trainer can deliver the programme to parents in a school. Read more about the programme here.

  • Teaching Opportunities at Amnuay Silpa School, Bangkok (Asia's first Accredited Thinking School). Amnuay Silpa is the leading bilingual school in Thailand. Providing high quality education to over 1000 pupils aged 3-18, Amnuay Silpa is an exciting and dynamic place to teach. For more information regarding the latest teaching opportunities please click here
  • *Thinking School Accreditation* 
    Congratulations to the following schools on recently gaining Thinking School Accreditation from the University of Exeter
    - Isambard Junior School, Portsmouth
    - Portsmouth Academy for Girls
    - The James Hornsby School, Basildon
    - St. James Catholic Primary School, Twickenham
    - Danescourt Primary School, Cardiff
    and the following schools have recently achieved 
    ADVANCED Thinking School Accreditation
    - Amnuay Silpa School, Thailand
    - Barbara Priestman Academy, Sunderland
    - The Rochester Grammar School (re-accredited)
  • For further information on Kestrel Consultancy and Training click here.
  • To join (at no cost) the Network of Schools working towards becoming a Thinking School click here.
Durham Conference - 13th October 2017

Ramside Hall, Durham
Keynotes: Prof. Steve Higgins & Gordon Poad + Workshops
Click here for more details.
£165 + VAT
To book, call 01873 735010

Courses and Workshops

Barton Court Grammar School and Thinking Schools International are working in partnership to bring you a joint programme of courses and workshops with a practical focus. See the programme of events here

Parent2Parent® Programme

**NEW** Parent2Parent® Programme
A new support service to schools enabling parents and carers to gain confidence and new skills that will actively support learning at home, embedding key teaching and learning behaviours. Read more here