HPL in action case studies
'HPL in action' is a series of case studies looking at the implementation and impact of HPL across different schools.
Mounts Bay Academy (UK) - Developing outward looking students with high aspirations
Located in Penzance, Cornwall, Mounts Bay Academy has three of the most deprived wards in Europe in its catchment area. Initially the Academy was looking for something for its high achievers, but soon realised HPL would be of benefit to all learners.
“Through a combination of our Leading Edge pastoral care and High Performance Learning, everyone who joins us at Mounts Bay gains access to a unique world of opportunity and experience,” explains Principal Les Hall. “We are a learning community that aspires to success for all without exception, convinced that everyone has the ability to learn at the highest level. We just need to present students with learning experiences that are as engaging as they are adventurous.” “We chose HPL because we want to become world class. We could see it offered us the opportunity to make transformational changes straight away.”
Jumeirah College (Dubai) - An ambitious next step for schools already performing highly
HPL offered the natural next step, according to Simon O’Connor, Principal of Jumeirah College in Dubai, whose school has seen a significant increase in higher exam grades since adopting HPL two years ago. A close follower of Professor Deborah Eyre’s research for some time, Simon chose HPL’s World Class School Award to provide an even more ambitious goal for his already high performing school, which has received an ‘Outstanding’ inspection report for the 8th year running.
Simon explains: “Outstanding schools don’t stand still, but where to go next isn’t always obvious. Early on, I rewrote our vision statement to remove ceilings and make it clear we are about progress without limits. As a non-selective secondary school, this is incredibly important to us, and we’re always looking for how to move students onto the next step.”
Jack Hunt School (UK) - Using High Performance Learning to create an innovative new curriculum
Jack Hunt School is observing a step change in how its students think, behave and perform, thanks to a new Year 7 curriculum underpinned by High Performance Learning (HPL).
When the school’s Headteacher, Pamela Kilbey, heard HPL Founder Professor Deborah Eyre speak about the HPL philosophy, her interest was piqued. After reading the HPL book and discussions with her senior team, Pamela signed up for the year-long HPL Foundation Programme starting in September 2017.
Fast forward just over a year, and the school is now a term into the prestigious and demanding HPL World Class School Award Scheme.
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