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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

  • **NEW** "Thinking Differently About.........." Kingston University & Kestrel Education Launch Event - Wednesday 25th February 2015 at Kingston Hill Campus, Kingston University.Thinking Differently About.... is a new and thought-provoking approach towards aspects of classroom practice. The aim is to challenge current practice and provide strategies that can be applied easily and effectively....four innovative 90 minute workshops led by practitioners from schools and the University...participants will leave with practical ideas to use in the classroom, including thinking tools and strategies... Cost £225 per delegate (15% discount for 2 or more delegates from the same organisation) click here for more details To book: Call 01793 771506 or email admin@thinkingschool.co.uk
     
  • **NEW** - 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 ..introductory price of £30.00 (indivdual licence) or £599.00 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 www.thinkingschoolsinternational.com

     
  • TSI/SAPERE Launch Conference - Philosophy for Children for Thinking Schools - 19 March 2015 at the Best Western Plus Reading Moat House. Be part of this exciting new collaboration between Thinking Schools International and SAPERE and come to the launch conference, a day focusing on how to combine thinking skills and P4C into a powerful programme for students (available to UK schools only) ...click here for more details
     
  • In November 2013, 53 Primary PGCE students from the South West Wales Centre of Teacher Education, University of Wales, spent a day visiting four Thinking Schools in Cardiff & Newport. The purpose of their visit was to allow students to see first hand the variety of approaches and materials that can be used to develop childrens' thinking skills. Read full article
     
  • 'Primary Teachers Update' article - Patrick Affley, headteacher at Christ the King Catholic Primary School Cardiff, explains why his school chose to become a Thinking School and what this label means. Read article
     
  • *Thinking School Accreditation* Congratulations to the following schools on recently gaining Thinking School Accreditation
    - St. Thomas More Catholic Teaching School, Bedford
    - Ysgol Bryn Elian, Colwyn Bay
    - Notting Hill Preparatory School
    - Alwoodley Primary School, Leeds
    - Mount Stuart Primary School, Cardiff
    - Exeter - A Learning Community, Corby
    - Whitchurch Primary School, Cardiff
    and the following schools have recently achieved ADVANCED Thinking School Accreditation
    - Wellington Primary School, Hounslow
    - Binfield Primary School, Bracknell
    - St. Mary's Catholic Primary School, Bridgend
  • 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.
TSI/SAPERE Launch Conference

TSI/SAPERE Launch Conference - Philosophy for Children for Thinking Schools - 19 March 2015 at the Best Western Plus Reading Moat House. Be part of this exciting new collaboration between Thinking Schools International and SAPERE and come to the launch conference, a day focusing on how to combine thinking skills and P4C into a powerful programme for students (available to UK schools only) ...click here for more details

LumiBook

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

Kestrel Education & Kingston University Launch Conference

"Thinking Differently About.........." Kingston University & Kestrel Education Launch Event - Wednesday 25th February 2015 at Kingston Hill Campus, Kingston University.Thinking Differently About.... is a new and thought-provoking approach towards aspects of classroom practice. The aim is to challenge current practice and provide strategies that can be applied easily and effectively....four innovative 90 minute workshops led by practitioners from schools and the University...participants will leave with practical ideas to use in the classroom, including thinking tools and strategies.Click here for more details

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