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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

Join us for our eighth annual conference - this year's keynote speakers will be Will Ord, international speaker and consultant and Professor Kate Wall, University of Strathclyde. In addition, the conference will again follow a tried and tested format with some thirty practical workshops on offer, many led by teachers in schools taking a whole-school approach to the teaching of thinking. Cost £245 for one day attendance and £395 for both days. 
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To book please either use the online booking page, call 01793 771506 or email

  • Our work has expanded beyond the UK and there is much more information to be seen, including access to free resources, at
  • *Thinking School Accreditation* Congratulations to the following schools on recently gaining Thinking School Accreditation from the University of Exeter
    - Danescourt Primary School, Cardiff
    - Heathlands Whitefriars Federation, Harrow
    - Hillcross Primary School, Morden, London
    and the following schools have recently achieved ADVANCED Thinking School Accreditation
    - Sedgefield Community College, Co. Durham
    - Monnow Primary School, Newport
    - Maidstone Grammar School for Girls
  • 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.
Annual Thinking Skills Conference

Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th June 2016
Alexandra House nr. Swindon
Keynote Speakers Will Ord & Prof. Kate Wall
BOOK here 
or call Clare on 01793 771506 or email


Thinking Differently About...Science

We are running a series of day-long workshops entitled Thinking Differently About.....Science. Cost £150 + VAT . Details here


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