Metacognition & Cognitive Success: High Performance Learning

09:15–12:30 on 27 September 2017

A CPD and School-led Research & Development Opportunity Hosted by Learners First and Learn Sheffield jointly led by Kate Atkins & Dr Deborah Eyre

Learners First and Learn Sheffield are delighted to welcome Dr Deborah Eyre and Kate Atkins to lead a joint CPD session for school leaders focused on the two areas outlined below. Following the session, school leaders will also have the opportunity to participate in an EEF funded research trial with Rosendale Primary School should they wish to do so.

High Performance Learning; Establishing a Culture of Success (Dr. Deborah Eyre)
The goal for what good education looks like is changing. We used to think that only a proportion of students had the ability to be academically successful – but now we know better. In the very best schools almost everyone achieves highly regardless of their background or starting point and the students are not ‘test passers’ but well-rounded individuals ready to thrive in life beyond school; in university, in the workplace and in an increasing complex world. It is possible but it’s not easy. To get there you need to understand how to systematically create cognitive success and you need a meticulous, school-wide, approach to making it happen. This talk looks at how to do this.

Metacognition: Research and Development Opportunity for Schools (Kate Atkins)
We want to improve educational outcomes for ALL children. Following the success of an initial trial sponsored by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), delegates will be provided with details of how the ReflectED approach to learning teaches and develops children’s metacognition skills and can support and improve attainment for all pupils. The learning and success of the initial work will be shared and school leaders will be provided with information about how they can get involved in a future research project to test the impact of metacognition on the achievement of pupils in primary schools. The session will provide details about what is involved, why metacognition matters and the impact it can make.

“Pupils who participated in ReflectED made an average of four months’ additional progress in maths compared with those who did not” Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)

Audience: Primary CEOs Executive Headteachers, Headteachers, Heads of School and Senior Leaders

Venue: The Holiday Inn, Rotherham

Cost: Fully funded for delegates from schools/academies subscribing to Learners First or Learn Sheffield. For delegates from non-subscribing schools there will be a nominal fee of £50 per person.

*Arrival & Registration from 8.45am

To Book: To reserve a place please email your name, school and contact details to


Posted on 21 September 2017
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