Welcome to Meta Prep, where metacognition comes first
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 offer support to schools preparing children to meet the demands of a changing and challenging world. Our mission is to provide fun and interactive lessons, led by our DBS-checked Cognitive Coaches, teaching children to understand how their brain works and the science behind learning.
Our 90-minute ‘Learning How to Learn’ workshops delve deeper into different aspects of the Science of Learning. For pupils in Years 4, 5, 6 & 7, 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.
We also offer support through interview practice days, allowing children the opportunity to practice speaking with unknown adults, and study skills sessions, to help children understand that there are tips and tricks to completing exams, which will develop their confidence and allow them to feel calm in the lead up.
Meta Prep is a supportive community for fun, safe learning where all our students will flourish. I look forward to welcoming you and your pupils to Meta Prep.
MTheol (Hons), QTS, NPQH
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