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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

  • Our work has expanded internationally and for more information about a whole school approach to the teaching of thinking, for both UK and overseas organisations, please visit our partner website   www.thinkingschoolsinternational.com
     

**NEW COURSES**

  • Visual Tools & Thinking Maps
    'Train the Trainers' course

Walthamstow, London
Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th March 2017


This course will explore Visual Tools for Thinking but will have a specific focus on Thinking Maps®. Attendance at this course will accredit participants to train other teachers in their school. 

Click on the above course location/dates for further information
 

This two-day course will enable co-ordinators to prepare for the journey of becoming a 'Thinking School'. 
Click here for full workshop information.

To book your place on either of these courses call 01793 771506 or email admin@thinkingschoolsinternational.com

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.

  • KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED
    FOR 2017 CONFERENCE

Our International Thinking Skills Conference will take place on 
Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th June 2017 at 
Alexandra House Conference Centre, Swindon.  
Keynote speakers are Andy Griffith, sought after consultant and trainer on motivational learning and innovative, high impact teaching and learning and Vivienne Baumfield, Professor of Professional Learning in the Graduate School of Education and co-leader of the Centre for Research in Professional Learning, University of Exeter.
Book your places here! 10% discount on places booked by 31st March 2017!
Contact us for further information.
See the photo montage from the 2016 conference.

  • 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
     
  • Growing Thinking Students in Thinking Schools LumiBook - A UNIQUE and ESSENTIAL resource- produced on the award winning cloud platform (LumiBook) this multi-media resource contains everything you need to know to become a Thinking School ..individual licence only £40.00 or £799.00 for a school-wide licence....Order resource and find out more
     
  • *Thinking School Accreditation* 
    Congratulations to the following schools on recently gaining Thinking School Accreditation from the University of Exeter
    - Portsmouth Academy for Girls
    - The James Hornsby School, Basildon
    - St. James Catholic Primary School, Twickenham
    - Danescourt Primary School, Cardiff
    - Whiteheath Infant & Nursery School, Ruislip (re-accredited)
    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.
Visual Tools 'Train the Trainers' Course

Visual Tools/Thinking Maps two day Train the Trainers course:

Walthamstow, London -
6th & 7th March 2017

To book, email Clare or tel: 01793 771506

Annual Thinking Skills Conference

Monday 12th &
Tuesday 13th June 2017

Alexandra House nr. Swindon
Keynote Speakers
Prof. Vivienne Baumfield
Andy Griffith
Earlybird discount!
BOOK here or call Clare on 01793 771506 or email admin@thinkingschoolsinternational.com
 

 

Thinking Schools Co-ordinators Course

Two day Thinking Schools
Co-ordinators course:

Walthamstow, London -
27th & 28th March 2017

To book, email Clare or tel: 01793 771506

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

Thinking-schools-programme
LumiBook

See a sample chapter from the Growing Thinking Students in Thinking Schools Lumibook