Recovery Curriculum CPD Twilight: Metacognition (storytelling focus) - 14 October 2020

Supporting teachers to reset with a creative recovery curriculum, this FREE online CPD uses storytelling to develop confidence & creativity

Recovery Curriculum CPD sessions

This series of free CPD sessions have a Recovery Curriculum focus and will support you to use the creative arts to address the consequences of the pandemic on your students’ lives and learning. Based on the work of Barry Carpenter, Professor of Mental Health at Oxford Brookes, the sessions will focus on each of the five levers from the proposed curriculum: relationships, community, transparent curriculum, metacognition and space.

Delivered by the artists and creative practitioners who have developed activities for our new Recovery Curriculum Resource, each session will:

  • Offer guidance on putting the Recovery Curriculum principles into practice
  • Enable you to discuss with the artist and other educators how to adapt the activities to suit your Key Stage and cohort, make them more guided, or more student-led
  • Explore the ways the arts can support students’ wellbeing and readjustment to school life
  • Provide an opportunity to network and share advice with colleagues

This session will focus on Lever 4 – Metacognition

Join artist and illustrator Andrew Hammond for a session exploring a sequence of activities that combine writing and drawing, designed to exercise students’ metacognitive skills through storytelling.

This session introduces methods for students to develop their own original ideas that connect with others, while gaining insight into their own thinking. Participants will go away with a better understanding of metacognition, how to encourage metacognitive thinking and its role in developing self-confidence, a sense of identity, and individual creativity.

The activities explored in this CPD are suitable for KS2 and KS3, however the session will also provide tips in how to adapt them further and we encourage teachers who work with all age ranges to attend.

The activities can be found in our free online Reset resource, under Lever 4.


These free CPD sessions are delivered as part of Reset – our programme of support in response to the pandemic. For more information on the full programme go to

Event Details




14 October 2020


4:30PM 6:00PM



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