High Performance Learning

In line with our Vision to have an ‘aspirational curriculum’, over the next two years, we will be introducing High Performance Learning, at TSPS. As with all change, we will take this gradually and at a pace our Sheffield community can manage. Please read below for some further guidance on what HPL will mean for TSPS:

High Performance Learning is a research-based, pedagogy-led philosophy developed following many years of research into how successful people think and learn. It sees all students as potential high performers who are not limited by ability. Some may take longer to reach high performance, but most are capable of this over time. High Performance Learning makes the goal of high performance the expectation for all students in the school and uses a unique teaching and learning framework to systematically grow minds and develop the cognitive skills, values, attitudes and attributes needed to reach success.

The framework is flexible to adapt to the strengths and needs of a growing school and allow each school to develop their own unique identity encompassing the High-Performance Learning philosophy. The whole-school community develops a performance mindset and professionally reflective teachers, who become more ambitious for students and themselves. Staff own their individual professional development and students own their own learning, developing their expertise to become great HPL classroom practitioners.

● HPL helps students learn more efficiently, enabling more of them to succeed in school and in later life.
● HPL helps teachers reflect on and transform their practise and deliberately build success.
● HPL helps senior leaders optimise teaching and learning, achieve greater constancy and create a culture that normalises success.
● HPL helps the entire school create a positive culture where values and attitudes are as important as academics.
● HPL helps parents know that the school is well placed to achieve the best possible outcomes for their child.
● HPL helps governors and owners to achieve consistently high educational outcomes regardless of the context.

The shared philosophy and language for teaching and learning across the school smooths transition and enables professional collaboration and a more positive mindset in staff and students. The HPL approach is described in the books High Performance Learning – How to Become a World Class School (Deborah Eyre, Routledge, 2016, ISBN-13: 978-1138940130) and Great Minds and How to Grow Them (Wendy Berliner and Deborah Eyre, Routledge, 2018, ISBN: 978-1138284609). For more information about HPL please look at their website www.highperformancelearning.co.uk