Cognition and Intelligence

Our Journey Beyond Age-Related Expectations and into Thinking, Resilience And Empathy

The children at Rimrose Hope School in Sefton were, despite its disadvantaged community, performing well above their expected levels. But something was missing in their core abilities to learn and reflect. Lawrence Crilly reports on how the staff responded

In 2016, a colleague, working as a literacy consultant for a neighbouring borough, was conducting a training session for a group of Year 7 and 8 teachers from a number of high schools in the area. She shared several pieces of writing across a range of genres with the group and asked them their opinion.

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