Perfect Revision Prep: Tricks of the Mind – Helping Student’s Learn to Learn with Cognitive Science

 4 pm - 6 pm (GMT) Or  Online    £364.80 - £643.20

Course Outline

Unlock the full potential of your students with the power of cognitive science! In this session, we will delve into the latest research and reveal proven techniques to optimise learning and retention in the classroom. Discover the tricks that our brains play on us and how we can support our students to overcome them through metacognition and self-regulated learning.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the ‘tricks’ that our brains play on us and how these affect our learning.
  • Understand fundamental principles of cognitive science and their relevance to teaching and learning.
  • Implement research-backed techniques to improve memory retention and information processing in students.
  • Implement metacognitive strategies immediately that encourage students to become self-regulated learners.
  • Foster a positive learning environment that promotes curiosity, motivation, and a growth mindset in students.


  • Teachers at all stages.


  • CPD Training Video
  • An accompanying KS4/5 student revision pack.

About Paul Sturtivant

Teacher and Education Consultant

As a lifelong learner and passionate advocate for educational equality, I bring over 15 years of teaching experience to the table, including senior leadership roles. I have a successful track record of delivering high performance in student outcomes, curriculum design, and leadership, using an energetic, thoughtful, and evidence-led approach. My goal is to positively impact as many students as possible through values-led change management and better use of implementation science. Above all else, I believe there is a better, kinder way of leading educational change. I have experience delivering CPD in leadership, curriculum design, and rapport-based behaviour management and run student workshops to develop oracy, self-regulated learning, and metacognition. I have worked with schools to design their geography curriculum and study skills programmes and have a NPQSL and am a Level 4 qualified coach, working with early-career teachers, senior leaders and principals. I have also taught and trained teachers in South Korea, China, Nepal, and South Africa.

Key skills and expertise:

  • 15 years teaching in British schools, including senior leadership.
  • Experience delivering CPD on leadership, curriculum design, and rapport-based behaviour management.
  • Designed innovative student workshops and interventions to develop oracy, self-regulated learning and metacognition. I also run study-skills sessions.
  • Expert and experienced in curriculum design and leading positive change.
  • National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) qualified and Level 4 qualified coach. Currently coaching early-career teachers, senior leaders and principals.
  • Experienced in teacher training in South Korea, China, Nepal and South Africa.

Wed 20 Mar 24
4 pm – 6 pm (GMT)

Standard (up to 5 participants) – £364.80
Premium (up to 10 participants) – £643.20

Teachers at all stages.


Training video & Handouts

Optional: Enhance your learning with an accompanying KS4/5 student revision pack, available for £130.

2 hours