Introduction:

Heartsease place an emphasis on developing the skills and creativity of all their pupils and recognising the uniqueness of each student.  From 2015, Challenging Learning have worked alongside them on this journey, helping students to become more resilient, ask better questions, challenge themselves and each other.

 

Observable Impact in Heartsease

  • All staff systematically plan for challenge and in 70% of lessons observed in the mid-term review (March 2018), questioning by students and staff helped deepen thinking.

  • 80% of students observed are able to explain their process of learning and how they have overcome difficulties to solve a problem.

  • All students who were asked about struggle said they welcomed and enjoyed challenge and recognised that mistakes lead to learning.
  • Dialogue is routinely used by students to tackle problems, articulate thinking and debrief learning.

  • “The school’s ‘challenge’ curriculum provides extensive possibilities for pupils to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding across all subjects.” (Ofsted inspection report, 2016)

The graphs below illustrate the gain Heartsease have made with Language for Learning during our time working with them:

Beginning - Language for Learning

Beginning - Language for Learning

12 Months Later - Language for Learning

12 Months Later - Language for Learning