Rachael Penny

Session title

Metacognition in the Early Years

2:45 - 4:00pm

Workshop Overview

In this workshop, Rachael Penny and Anna Smith will talk through how thinking and metacognition is taught at Stanley Park Infants’. Delegates will take part in some practical activities that show how metacognition tools are used to make learning meaningful. They will share examples of how you can support young children in seeing themselves as learners.


Rachael Penny is the Thinking Skills lead at Stanley Park Infants’ school. Stanley Park Infants has been an advanced thinking school since 2014 as well as this they are an Inclusion Quality Mark school and the Early Years Quality Mark. All teaching staff are dedicated to improving and learning, research and development is a key part of what they do at Stanley Park Infants.

Rachael Penny