High Performance Learning

We have been awarded the prestigious High Performance Learning (HPL) World Class School Award, which recognises the very best schools across the globe. We are delighted to be recognised as a school at the forefront of educational thinking that has met the demanding standards of the HPL Award and fully embraced the HPL philosophy. 

We have adopted the unique HPL teaching and learning framework to make even greater gains for students by helping them develop the cognitive skills, values, attitudes and attributes they need for academic achievement and success in their future. 

If you want to learn more about High Performance Learning, please visit www.highperformancelearning.co.uk

 

High Performance Learning (HPL) the BSA way! 

At BSA we have embraced HPL as a philosophy and embarked on this exciting educational journey. As part of this journey, we have adapted the core skills and attitudes associated with HPL and made them bespoke to our unique context. Following recent academic research linked to growth mindsets that there is ‘room at the top’ for more challenging work for all students rather than targeting purely the better performing students. We endeavour to create activities through the deliberate, frequent, regular practice of advanced thinking skills and appropriate learner behaviours linked to the HPL philosophy. We believe that we owe it to our students to enable as many as possible to go as far as possible, thus lifting the lid on learning at the top and enabling them to be more successful in challenging 21st-century world.

We approach these differently throughout the school based on the needs and skills of our students. 

Pre-Prep HPL Tracker

2 Year Cycle

Year A

Year B

Respectful

Independent

Organised

Communicators

Ambitious

Enquirers

Resilient

Analytical

Creative

Reflective

Cooperative

 

 

Year A  Skills Attitudes

 

Concerned for , Society, Other People and the Environment

 

Open-minded

   

 

Strategy Planning

 

Attention to Detail & Accuracy

 

Problem Solving

Organised

 

Self-Regulation

 

Risk Taking

 

Practice

Ambitious with High Standards

 

Hardworking

 

Resilience & Perseverance

 

   

 

Creative Thinking

Applying Ideas & Concepts

Creative and Enterprising

 

 

Seeing Alternative Perspectives

 

Collaborative

   

Year B Skills Attitudes

 

Speed and Accuracy

 

Automaticity

 

Independent

 

 

Oral Communication

Intellectual Confidence

   

 

Meta-cognition

 

Enquiring, Questioning and Reflective

   

 

Seeing Patterns & Making Comparisons

 

Critical Thinking

 

Analysing

 

Formulating a conclusion/

Explanation

 

Connection Finding

 

Abstract Thinking

 

Intellectual Playfulness

 
 

Review

       

 

  Prep and Senior School

HPL Skills

1) Meta-Cognition

2) Self-Regulation

3) Abstract Thinking

4) Seeing Patterns & making comparisons

5) Connection Finding

6) Analysing

7) Critical Thinking

8) Formulating a Conclusion / Explanation.

9) Seeing Alternative Perspectives

10) Applying Ideas and Concepts

11) Strategy Planning

12) Problem Solving

13) Attention to Detail and Accuracy

14) Intellectual Playfulness

15) Creative Thinking.

16) Automaticity

17) Speed and Accuracy

18) Oral Communication

 

HPL ATTITUDES

1) Collaborative

2) Concerned for Society, other People and the Environment

3) Intellectual Confidence

4) Enquiring, Questionning and Reflective

5) Creative and Enterprising

6) Open-minded

7) Risk-taking

8) Practice

9) Resilience & Perseverance

10) Flexible Thinking

11) Ambitious with high standards

12) Hardworking

13) Independent

14) Organised

 

 

Autumn 2 term

 

Spring Term

 
 

Skills:

Attitude:

Skills:

Attitude:

Year 3

Meta-cognition

Making comparisons

Independent 

speed and accuracy

analysing

hardworking

         

Year 4

Applying ideas

Automacity

Independent

Critical Thinking

Speed and Accuracy

Hard work

         

Year 5

Intellectual Playfulness

Formulating a conclusion / explanation

Intellectual confidence

speed and accuracy critical thinking 

Hard working

         

Year 6

Intellectual playfulness

Oral communication

Enquiring, questioning and reflective

Critical Thinking

Speed and Accuracy

Hard work

 

BSA has evolved since the implementation of this new forward-looking philosophy. We endeavour to systematically grow minds into high performance. School is Primetime for growing minds. We are promoting the cognitive characteristics that you need to be successful in school and beyond. You can see a wide range of pictures taken below throughout the school showing the successful opportunities created since embarking on the HPL journey. 

 

BSA High Performance Learning conversations for Parents  

Avoid calling your child clever as this can give them an over-inflated opinion of themselves. Focus on effort, process and making mistakes with your children:

  • What HPL skills or attitudes are you using in...(Subject)….? How does it help you to learn?

  • Don’t worry if you don’t understand something right away. 

  • I noticed that you have put in a lot of effort in your …. today. In particular...

  • What have you learned from your mistakes?

  • It is okay to make mistakes, we learn from them.

  • I know you can. If you don't try you won't know that you can. Which part do you find a little challenging?

  • How can we fix it?

  • What can we use to help if we are stuck to get un-stuck?

  • What a great mistake to make. How can we learn from it?

  • You cannot do it...YET! (the power of YET)

  • You can do it, believe me.

  • If you do not try then never know what you could do.

  • 'a good mistake' 

  • Great piece on …. what a wonderful improvement!

 

 

Visual promotion of HPL 

 

 

 

 

 

And the following 2 strands

Please click on the following link to download the HPL Talk to Parents by Mr David Rowsell

Download the HPL Booklet for Parents here