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School and Personal Development

Using a coaching and mentoring approach, the Swaledale Alliance has worked with 10 local Primary schools over two years to develop metacognitive approaches with pupils.  Our Metacognition Lead Teachers have developed a selection of programmes for schools and we are also able to tailor specific sessions to meet the needs of a particular school.

Our programmes are outlined below. 

Metacognitive Minds

From the orginal SSIF project has come the “Metacognitive Minds” programme enabling schools to grow their own Lead Teachers with the skills and expertise to implement sustainable development of metacognition.  The design of the programme draws on the EEF “Metacognition and Self--regulated learning; seven recommendations for teaching self-regulated learning & metacognition”

The programme is designed to support a small group of between 3 and 6 schools—to ensure a bespoke approach, sustainability and the benefits of cluster observation and peer support

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Introducing Metacognitive Minds

This twilight programme is designed to introduce your teaching team to metacognition and its benefits. The session will look at the metacognitive approach to teaching and learning, why it is effective and how to plan your lessons using metacognition.

This programme is designed as a three hour half day/twilight session aimed at the full teaching team and will be held in your school.
Course facilitator

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Applying Metacognitive Minds

This programme is designed to introduce your senior leadership team to metacognition and support the implementation within school.  This detailed programme is aimed at the senior leadership team and designated lead teachers. The 3 day programme, 2 full days and 2 half days, will involve both theory based and practical sessions to develop the metacognitive knowledge and skills of the lead teacher

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Bespoke Programme

The Swaledale Alliance Metacognition SLE team are able to offer varying levels of CPD depending on how familiar your staff are with metacognitive teaching. i.e.

  • Half-day introductory session to metacognition that will include some initial starting point resources.
  • A full day session which would include an introduction (or planning from the point at which you are with metacognition) followed up with time to support teachers with planning. This would allow staff to work collaboratively with metacognition SLE.

To assist in developing a bespoke session, please download the CPD questionnaire here and return to the Alliance Admin team.

If you would like further information or details of our bespoke offer , do not hesitate to contact the Swaledale Alliance team for further information -