For Students:

We all want schools to produce students who can think for themselves, who are socially confident, and who have the skills to succeed at college, work and in life..

High Performance Learning’s core belief - that that we should expect many more students to reach high academic levels - is a game-changer for students.

Students who are educated in schools committed to the High Performance Learning philosophy and approach not only achieve higher academic results but they also develop the characteristics of high performance that enable them to succeed in life. They:

icon 16x16 are encouraged and empowered to succeed.
icon 16x16 trust that, with work, their school will help them achieve highly.
icon 16x16 develop the values and skills they need to be college, work and life-ready.

Throughout primary school, I had often underachieved; nevertheless, instead of letting their doubts take over, my teachers and parents continued to encourage me and help me develop a positive mindset towards learning and achievement. This played a paramount role in my growth as a learner; entering secondary school, I was the top student in my class. In secondary school, HPL jumpstarted my development as a leader, both in the classroom and outside of it; acquiring valuable skills (e.g. independent thinking and the ability to synthesize, apply and challenge knowledge) helped me gain the confidence I needed to succeed, as well as providing me with the necessary tools to achieve my goals.

Linda, Student

For Teachers:

Unlike other change programmes, High Performance Learning is pedagogy-led, relying on teachers using their professional capital to transform learning across schools.

Teachers who have incorporated the elements of High Performance Learning into their teaching, have found it can reinvigorate their teaching. They:

icon 16x16 see the bigger picture and develop each student (rather than just covering content).
icon 16x16 develop new ways of thinking about and teaching their subject.
icon 16x16 own the transformation – HPL is a pedagogy-led approach.

It has been amazing to see how our teachers have embraced the challenge of introducing and embedding HPL into every aspect of school life, so much so that it has become part of our DNA. 

Neil Thomas, Senior Leader, Doha College (HPL World Class School)


For Senior Leaders:

School leaders are always under pressure to deliver better results for their schools, in an environment crowded with competing priorities and initiatives.

Headteachers and other senior leaders who have been introduced to High Performance Learning see its potential to work in their unique context to help them meet their goals.

They are using High Performance Learning to:

icon 16x16 make the gear change in their school to become world class.
icon 16x16 bring coherence to disparate initiatives with HPL’s overarching framework.
icon 16x16 achieve better results for students.

HPL is not prescriptive, but nevertheless sufficiently guiding to enable school leaders to place pedagogy at the heart of a self-improving school, which is the only place that it belongs. HPL is not a quick fix - nor should it be. It is a game changer.

Gloria Lowe, Headteacher, Sydenham School (HPL World Class School)


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