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Monday, 12th June, 2023
The Eastside Rooms, Birmingham, B7 4BL
  08:30 - 16:30 BST

Why The Festival of Metacognition?

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Speakers - Networking - Practical Workshops - CPD

The Festival of Metacognition draws together those with a shared passion for developing metacognitive, self-regulating learners in one place. Gain unparalleled insights from cutting edge researchers and thought leaders, take home classroom strategies from expert practitioners and share ideas with leaders and teachers from across the Thinking School Network.  Progressive, informative and inspiring - take advantage of this chance to explore the latest and best practice to successfully develop metacognition in your school.

Example of our past speakers

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Author of ‘Fear is the Mind Killer’, Associate, Oracy Cambridge, Bespoke Programmes Leader, Centre for Educational Leadership, UCL.



Founder member of SAPERE and co-director of P4C. Author of 'Thinking Moves A-Z: Metacognition made simple

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Author of 'The Thinking School' - Developing a Dynamic Learning Community, Exec Head of Highlands & Uphall Primary School

 Impactful CPD to share across your school / MAT

Festival tickets include full access to the physical event and also include

unlimited access to all curated footage from the

event for the next 12 months for you and your whole school - at no additional cost.

For those unable to attend in person, we're also offering the opportunity to purchase the on-demand content from the Festival. These top quality recordings of expert speakers and workshop facilitators will provide CPD for the next 12 months, for every member of staff at your school.

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Our 2022 Schedule

A rich line-up of inspirational, experienced educators and experts in their fields.

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Last year we heard from Dr Kulvarn Atwal, Author of 'The Thinking School'. 

We shall soon be announcing this year's opening speaker.


Throughout the day there are opportunities to network with like-minded leaders and teachers from Primary and Secondary Schools of all types, including accredited Thinking Schools, to share experiences regarding the development of metacognition in your students.


Illuminating and practical workshops throughout the day, all with a metacognitive focus and presented by experts in their fields.

Crowd of People

"The most inspiring and useful education conference I've been to".

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