ON MAY 19, 2020 KING’S COLLEGE WAS ACCREDITED AS HIGH-PERFORMANCE LEARNING (HPL) WORLD CLASS SCHOOL, BEING THE FIRST SCHOOL IN SPAIN TO RECEIVE THIS GREAT RECOGNITION.
The School’s HPL journey began in Term 1 of the 2018 – 2019 with the development of our HPL road map. We started with a formal introduction; this led to experimentation and productive collaboration of how best to explicitly teach to our students and a HPL Register of Resources.
We have created the roles of 5 HPL Student Ambassadors and afterwards we moved towards the development of teacher’s pedagogical knowledge and skills along with general classroom practice.
At its heart, High Performance Learning is a pedagogy-led approach. The ACPs and VAAs provide a clear structure for student development within schools’ individual visions, contexts and curricula. Meanwhile, the seven supportive pillars help schools create a climate for success. The approach reinforces the professionalism of classroom teachers, while addressing what can be done at the whole-school level to optimise learning opportunities, individual support and personal motivation.