Thinking Classrooms CPD

Developing metacognition as a whole-school approach

London: Tuesday, 12 March 2019
Trainer: Katherine Muncaster

Why attend?

The Education Endowment Fund (EEF) recently published a guidance report emphasising the importance of developing metacognition in the classroom. Encourage your pupils to take charge of their learning through metacognition strategies by developing your own understanding of metacognition, be guided through what a well-implemented whole-school learning culture looks like and discover how to implement it in your school with leading Rising Stars author and mindset expert Katherine Muncaster.

  • Learn about the theory of metacognition and its impact on learning
  • Discover the ‘language of learning’ and the importance of providing effective feedback
  • Explore effective strategies for embedding metacognition across the curriculum and into daily teaching

Workshop fee: £199 + VAT

Bring a colleague for £50 + VAT! Register for two or more places and pay £50 + VAT for the extra places.




10.00am Registration and coffee

10.15am Metacognition

  • Background to metacognition and a brief review of theory
  • Developing a whole school learning culture
  • Learning powers- what does an effective learner look like?

11.15am Morning coffee

11.30am The Language of Learning

  • What does effective feedback in the classroom look like?
  • How do we ensure that all our learners provide effective feedback?
  • What different types of feedback should we be developing in our school?

12.30pm Lunch

1.30pm Embedding Metacognition in the classroom #1

  • Effective strategies for embedding metacognition across the curriculum
  • How we can develop metacognition in maths through modelling
  • Practical examples

2.30pm Afternoon tea

2.45pm Embedding Metacognition in the classroom #2

  • Effective strategies for embedding metacognition across the curriculum
  • How we can activate children’s prior knowledge?
  • Practical examples and resources

3.30pm Review and reflect

  • How do you develop a whole school approach?
  • Strategies for effective implementation
  • What are your next steps?

4.00pm Course ends


 Katherine has been teaching for 16 years and, for the past 8 years, she has worked for Stockport Local Authority. She has also co-authored Growth Mindset Lessons: Every Child a Learner and Thinking Classrooms: Metacognition Lessons for Primary Schools alongside Shirley Clarke.

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