Get them thinking for themselves

Discover a new classroom approach
that puts cognition first.

We create tools and strategies that help pupils organise their ideas
and think critically about lesson content. Find out how this approach
can enhance outcomes for your learners.

What exactly is it?

Answer: Our approach to learning makes the hidden cognitive world of thinking visible and accessible for everyone. This means that we can all get better at learning, an exciting prospect.

We help schools understand these principles and support their journey to developing 'lifelong' learners. It's fascinating, impactful and easy to implement.

develop life and academic skills

Critical Thinking

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

Creativity

Help your students make connections and generate new ideas.

Long-term Memory

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

How do we make sure our learners are really thinking?

Download the PDF that explains how we can work with your school.

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What does our school get?

Designing Thinking Processes

Get your staff thinking in new ways with professional tools for creating effective sequences of learning.

Facilitating Thinking

Classroom toolkits for promoting critical and creative thinking. Easy to use and engaging for learners.

Monitoring Thinking

Observation scales and badges to monitor and reward cognitive performance.

Where Does this 'fit' in my school?

You can use the tools and strategies to deliver your current curriculum, it's not 'another lesson or project'. Our goal is to promote thinking and to make it part of the DNA of your school. This PDF highlights some of the opportunities to enhance subject delivery.

Who are we working with?

Anglian Gateway

The Anglian Gateway TSA is a network of cross-phase schools providing outstanding CPD.

The letta Trust

Bygrove Primary School provides outstanding teacher training in Tower Hamlets.

Nord Anglia Dubai

Nord Anglia is one the largest private school operators in the world.

"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
TESTIMONIALS

WHAT do teachers think?

Over the last few months we have begun working with several Multi Academy Trusts including:

- Anglian Gateway
- Chiltern Learning Trust
- The LETTA Trust

Read our latest blog post on the implications this approach has for the new Ofsted framework.


Using the toolkits
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

using the toolkits for 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 a time to talk

We would recommend a quick phone call so that you can find out what this approach involves. If you prefer, you can send an email to:
paul@structural-learning.com

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.

Paul Main
Founder
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. Cognitions I had taken for granted like problem solving and planning [executive functioning] had been vastly affected.

This project puts the process of learning under the microscope and gives teachers the tools they need to embrace educational evidence.