Welcome to Meta Prep, where metacognition comes first

Welcome to meta prep

Our vision is for all children to feel confident in their own abilities and foster a life-long love of learning. We want children to understand how their brain works and use this information to become self-evaluative and self-regulated learners.

The use of ‘metacognitive strategies’ which encourage pupils to plan, monitor and evaluate their learning, as suggested by the EEF evidence (EEF Guidance Report, 2018), can be worth an additional 7 months’ progress. The wider benefits for children who are equipped as meta-learners ensures that they are: skilled, independent and reflective learners; with greater motivation for learning; and have improved attitudes, behaviours and coping strategies in and out of the classroom.

We are the complete solution for schools and parents to prepare children to meet the demands of a changing and challenging world. Our mission is to provide fun and interactive lessons teaching children to understand how their brain works and the science behind learning. We cover metacognition through teaching maths, English and reasoning for entry into selective secondary schools and a foundation for KS3.

With small, face-to-face online classes and 1:1 sessions for pupils in Years 4, 5, 6 & 7, already attending school, children learn the key topics in maths and English for the 11+ exams. Additionally, we help develop children’s ability: to take ownership of their own learning; to know that their thinking is malleable; and to understand their motivations in order to fulfil their true potential. For parents, we offer support and clear trustworthy advice about their child. We provide information about schools that are right for each child and support you through the application process, including exam and interview practice.

Meta Prep is a supportive community for fun, safe learning where all our students will flourish. I look forward to welcoming you and your children to Meta Prep.

Arabella Northey
MTheol (Hons), QTS, NPQH

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