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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

  • Thinking Differently About.....Science workshops - we're running a series of workshops, on various dates and at different school-based venues,  entitled 'Thinking Differently About....... This initial set of workshops will focus on science and venues/dates are as follows:
  • Friday 1st July -  St. Thomas More Catholic Teaching School, Bedford
  • Monday 26th September - Wood Green Academy, Sandwell, W. Mids.

    Attendance costs £150 + VAT. Click on the venue names for more details.
  • 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 ..indivdual licence only £40.00 or £799.00 for a school-wide licence....Order resource and find out more
  • 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.
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