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Immerse Yourself in Learning Power


Showcasing: Meridian Community Primary School, Peacehaven.

Thursday 23rd March 2017

Second and subsequent places each cost £105 (plus VAT)

What do we mean by learning power? What does it look like in classrooms? What do teachers do differently? How are pupils different? And why is it worth the effort?

It’s hard to get the answers from books or pictures or even inspirational speakers. You need to be able to see it, touch it, hear it and question it in real time

This day offers a rare opportunity to discover the meaning, the joy and the tricky bits of this practical, common-sense approach to learning. Find out how Building Learning Power ensures that pupils become engaged, independent and inquisitive learners.

Meridian Community Primary School have been answering this challenge. They have found that using the language and ideas of learning power has enabled them to create a culture shift in their school: no more ‘I can’t do it’, but instead a ‘want to, will do, can do’ attitude and approach to learning. Headteacher Claire Westcott and her staff believe that the development of children’s learning dispositions can’t be left to chance and that they need to develop strong learning habits from their earliest days in school.

Come and join us on the 23rd March to see how:

  • Pupils at Meridian develop strong learning habits from their very first day at school
  • A common language for learning enables pupils to talk about and develop their own learning habits
  • Staff and pupils have been utilising their growing coaching skills to get the best from the learning.

The day will be led by headteacher Claire Westcott and Steve Watson, who is a Principal Consultant with TLO.

Outline Programme

  • 8.30 Registration
    • (coffee and tea available)
  • 9.00 Welcome and Introduction
  • 9.15 Developing a learning-friendly culture
    • Steve Watson
  • 10.15 Meridian’s Journey
    • Triumphs and trials – Claire Westcott
  • 11.00 Coffee
  • 11.15 School tour—Foundation and Key Stage 1
    • Participants can visit classrooms to see how Learning Power has been put into practice
  • 12.00 Lunch
  • 1.00 Talk to children
    • Meet with groups of children who will talk with you about their learning powers
  • 1.30 School tour—Key Stage 1
    • Participants can visit KS2 classrooms to see how Learning Power has been put into practice
  • 2.15 Checking what we saw
    • Analysing learning-friendly classroom practice.
      What we saw, and why it’s important — Steve Watson
  • 3.00 Close

Book your place by downloading and completing the booking form : Meridian Booking Form


Meridian Community Primary School,
Roderick Avenue North,
BN10 8BZ