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Kestrel, in partnership with the University of Exeter,

is the only UK organisation offering a whole-school approach to the teaching of thinking.

Read Exeter University’s study into the impact of a whole-school approach here.


A Whole-School Approach to the Teaching of Thinking

Kestrel is a founding partner of
Thinking Schools International

  • Our work has expanded internationally and for more information about a whole school approach to the teaching of thinking, for both UK and overseas organisations, please visit our partner website

National research has repeatedly demonstrated that parents/carers are the most influential factor in the long-term academic success of their children. In response to evidence and requests from schools, Herts for Learning have developed a parental education programme aimed at helping parents and carers improve the learning experience at home by embedding key teaching and learning behaviours. The Parent2Parent® programme provides a support service to schools, enabling parents and carers to gain confidence and new skills that will actively support learning at home. Working in partnership with Herts for Learning an accredited Kestrel trainer can deliver the programme to parents in a school. Read more about the programme here.

  • Teaching Opportunities at Amnuay Silpa School, Bangkok (Asia's first Accredited Thinking School). Amnuay Silpa is the leading bilingual school in Thailand. Providing high quality education to over 1000 pupils aged 3-18, Amnuay Silpa is an exciting and dynamic place to teach. For more information regarding the latest teaching opportunities please click here
  • Growing Thinking Students in Thinking Schools LumiBook - A UNIQUE and ESSENTIAL resource- produced on the award winning cloud platform (LumiBook) this multi-media resource contains everything you need to know to become a Thinking School ..individual licence only £40.00 or £799.00 for a school-wide licence....Order resource and find out more
  • *Thinking School Accreditation* 
    Congratulations to the following schools on recently gaining Thinking School Accreditation from the University of Exeter
    - Isambard Junior School, Portsmouth
    - Portsmouth Academy for Girls
    - The James Hornsby School, Basildon
    - St. James Catholic Primary School, Twickenham
    - Danescourt Primary School, Cardiff
    and the following schools have recently achieved 
    ADVANCED Thinking School Accreditation
    - Amnuay Silpa School, Thailand
    - Barbara Priestman Academy, Sunderland
    - The Rochester Grammar School (re-accredited)
  • For further information on Kestrel Consultancy and Training click here.
  • To join (at no cost) the Network of Schools working towards becoming a Thinking School click here.
Parent2Parent® Programme

**NEW** Parent2Parent® Programme
A new support service to schools enabling parents and carers to gain confidence and new skills that will actively support learning at home, embedding key teaching and learning behaviours. Read more here


See a sample chapter from the Growing Thinking Students in Thinking Schools Lumibook