As part of Wellington College’s ongoing commitment to Staff Development, Dr Agnew attended the Belfast education and Library Board conference on Thinking Skills in September 2013.

This was led by Professor Carol McGuinness of Queen’s University Belfast and Robert Swartz (University of Massachusetts, Boston) and looked to develop thinking-based learning at secondary level.

The 2 day course provided a fascinating insight into thinking skills in the classroom and led to lesson-design materials which will be incorporated into lessons at all levels at Wellington College.