Metacognition: Learning to Learn (VESPA)
The tutoring programme at Crosfields Senior School is based on the VESPA (Vision, Effort, Systems, Practice, Attitude) model, which was developed by Steve Oakes and Martin Griffin and is designed to be at the heart of non-cognitive development.
The VESPA system develops five key skills:
Vision: know what you want to achieve.
Effort: know how to study independently, inside and outside of school.
Systems: know how to organise time and learning resources.
Practice: spend time developing skills.
Attitude: respond constructively to challenges and feedback.
The VESPA programme highlights an important observation: that character is just as important as intelligence when it comes to academic success.
Our VESPA sessions are designed to encourage students to improve their approach to learning — ultimately helping them to achieve their potential.