THE LEARNING SKILLS CURRICULUM
The Learning Skills Curriculum ™ is a whole-school approach to developing more confident, proactive, self-regulated learners. It’s a bespoke approach that can be tailored to any setting, which combines taught lessons with embedded elements across the curriculum.
An eight-year study by researchers at the University of Cambridge found that Learning Skills:
Significantly improves attainment
Significantly closes the disadvantage gap
Boosts confidence and communication skills
We have now implemented the Learning Skills curriculum in many schools all over the world. And as you can see in the video testimonials below, we have been able to replicate these improved outcomes in other settings.
WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
There are three elements to the Learning Skills training package:
1. Creating self-regulated learners
Four 90-min workshops for all teaching and support staff, to establish a joined-up approach to teaching and learning across the school:
Introduction to self-regulated learning
Metacognition: monitor and control your thought processes
Self-regulation: monitor and control your feelings and behaviours
Oracy: learn to talk, learn through talk
The workshops are available in three formats:
A. Facilitated programme (face-to-face, remote or blended)
B. Online course (this is the most cost-effective)
C. Blended (part-facilitated, part-online)
2. Co-planning the curriculum
This usually involves 6x 3h workshops, working with a core teaching team to design, plan and resource a Learning Skills curriculum bespoke to your context. This might involve taught lessons, embedded elements across the curriculum - or a combination of both.
3. Making Change Stick
Assemble a 'vertical slice team' and work through the Making Change Stick programme to ensure that the Learning Skills curriculum improves academic, behavioural, and social and emotional outcomes for your learners - and to make sure these improved outcomes are sustained in the years to come.
The Making Change Stick programme is available in three formats:
Facilitated programme (face-to-face, remote or blended)
Online course (this is the most cost-effective)
Blended (part-facilitated, part-online)
You can also arrange top-up implementation coaching sessions as needed (e.g. 6x 1h sessions over the course of a year)
See here for more details about this element of the training.
WHO'S IT FOR?
Creating self-regulated learners is suitable for all teaching and support staff
Co-planning the taught lessons is suited to a specialist team of Learning Skills teachers
The Make Change Stick can be completed by existing or aspiring school leaders, but it is really intended to be completed by a 'vertical slice team' of stakeholders from throughout the school community
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
We operate a scale of fees depending on the size of the school. Hit the button below to receive a quote - or book in for a free 30-minute consultation with Dr James Mannion.