Get your Learners thinking for Themselves
and making those important connections.

Structural Learning is a teaching method that helps pupils
organise their ideas and think critically about lesson content. Find
out how this strategy can enhance outcomes for your learners.

Why is Building such an effective learning Strategy?

Answer: At its essence, learning involves organising and connecting new information into meaningful mental structures (schemas). This innovative concept makes the hidden cognitive world of thinking visible and accessible for everyone.

Help children understand what learning looks like and how to make it happen more effectively.

develop life and academic skills

Critical Thinking

Get your learners asking more questions and taking on new perspectives.


Help your students make connections and generate new ideas.

Long-term Memory

Show your pupils how to organise information for better understanding and retrieval.

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What does our school get when we adopt this approach?

Planning for Thinking

Cognitive 'Cue Cards' and professional development support for staff.

Facilitating Thinking

Classroom toolkits for promoting critical and creative thinking.

Monitoring Thinking

Observation scales and badges to monitor and reward cognitive performance.

Deeper Comprehension across the curriculum

Develop the 'Expert-Like' thinking and talking that leads to deeper comprehension.

A 'Joined-Up' Curriculum

Scientific Categorising Exercises

Scientific Categorising Exercises

Timelines in History.

Causal Relationships in Geography

Ranking Activities in RE

Purposeful Writing

Enhance your learner's ability to use language and communicate their ideas.

Explore Writing Applications

Word Formation in Morphology

Split Digraphs in phonics

Sentence structure in Grammar

Planning ideas for extended writing

moving forward

Whole School Implementation and strategy

1) Arrange an exploratory call*

To get the most out of this new concept, we would recommend a quick phone call. If you prefer, you can send an email to:


Not ready for whole school deployment?

2) invest in the thinking toolkits

Using specially designed building bricks, this new approach helps students to think more effectively. We have a variety of different packages on offer, please visit our shop for procurement options.

"Engagement levels and marks in the longer written responses have both improved."

Heather Garland, Biology, St John Plessington

"‘An amazingly effective and flexible process being grasped by schools for its genius and simplicity’."

Monmouthshire Primary School

"Results clearly show a higher percentage of childrens progress being recorded as 'Better Than Expected'."

Rob Francksen, Head Teacher, Crawford's CEVC Primary School

WHAT do teachers think?

Over the last year we have been implementing Structural Learning in Schools around the world.

The early results are very positive and we have learnt a lot about where this new tool adds the most value.

Teachers love the flexibility and the engagement they get from their students.

Paul Main
From the Creator

"As always, I love hearing from school leaders and teachers"

On the 1st March 2014 I suffered a brain haemorrhage. This event was to change the direction I wanted my life to take. The immediate consequences were quite severe and after a spell in hospital it was time to return home. Cognitions I had taken for granted like problem solving and planning had been vastly affected. This tool started life as a rehabilitation aid, I quickly saw the potential for broader scaffolding processes.

This project puts the process of learning under the microscope and gives teachers the tools they need to embrace educational evidence. Our students will need to fulfill their potential in an increasingly complex world.