Life-long Learning: A Thinking Schools Approach

At Barton Court Academy Trust, we believe that education is more than the sum of subjects. It is also about what you learn and how you learn.

Research by the Sutton Trust (An education advisory group who champion social mobility) has shown that when students understand how they think and learn they make greater progress and become more resilient and adaptable. We believe, along with mastery of Mathematics and English, these will be the key skills to future success in an ever-changing and technological world. Students will be given opportunities to discover more about how they learn and will be given real “thinking tools” to support them in their learning, particularly with more complex problem-solving and creativity. They will be encouraged to work together in teams and enjoy new friendships, take on roles of responsibility and develop a mature sense of values.