High Performance Learning

Holy Trinity Academy is a High Performance Learning (HPL) Pathway School. This means
that we are on our two-year journey to achieving world-class school

Based upon a lifetime of research into how learners think and learn, Professor
Deborah Eyre provides a framework and philosophy in High Performance Learning
that we are establishing as our underpinning pedagogy across the school.


So, what is High Performance Learning?

Based on 40 years of research in neuroscience and
psychology and working with educators across the globe, the philosophy of High
Performance Learning is underpinned by the following principles:

  • High performance is an attainable outcome for most;
  • High performance learning offers a systematic approach  to building the skills needed to be successful;
  • World-class schools produce students who are both intellectually and socially confident, with a concern for others and confidence to be college-ready, workplace-ready and life-ready;
  • The 20 Advanced Cognitive Performance Characteristics (ACPS) are developed in pupils to reach the highest cognitive domains and the 10 Values, Attitudes and Attributes (VAAs) support the development of wider learner features, so vital for lifetime success

As each institution is unique, the  High Performance Learning framework allows
each school to interpret the component parts.

What are the Advanced Cognitive Performance characteristics (ACPs) and the Values, Attitudes and Attributes (VAAs) that are crucial to success?

Click the pictures below to view the posters full screen

Take a look at our Expanding Minds
documents for some useful ideas about how to support your child’s learning
outside the classroom.

Expanding Minds KS3

Expanding Minds KS4

Parents needs to give children opportunities to learn – they can’t
leave everything to school”

Great Minds and How to Grow Them. Wendy Berliner and Deborah Eyre