VESPA Mindset Key Stage 4 and 5 Tutor Training

On the 6th and 7th February Bangkok Prep had the privilege of hosting co-author of the A-Level Mindset and GCSE Mindset books Steve Oakes. He is former Assistant Head of Sixth Form who helped deliver consistently outstanding A-Level results using the VESPA Mindset.

What is the VESPA Mindset?

The VESPA system looks at the importance of non-cognitive skills in educational success. It draws together current thinking from psychology, business and sport to inspire, motivate and support students ensuring they achieve their full potential. It aims to cut through the noise surrounding character development to discover common behaviours and characteristics that all students need to be successful.

Extensive research and observation suggest 5 key components to success, which can be measured and developed in all students.

VISION

The degree to which a student knows what they want to achieve

EFFORT

The number of hours proactive independent study a student is willing to do

SYSTEMS

The level to which the student organises their learning resources

PRACTICE

The level to which a student commits to practicing and developing their skills

ATTITUDE

The way a student responds constructively to setbacks

In Key Stage 5 we have been implementing aspects of the VESPA system for the last 18 months during Tutor Time on a Monday morning and it was fantastic having Steve deliver bespoke training to Key Stage Leaders, Year Leaders and Tutors over two engaging days.

The advice offered was based on his own experience, supported with extensive research and was highly practical. The room was energised with everyone enthused to try out the strategies delivered.

Finally, a huge thanks to Ms Court-Smith, Ms Wilsonlock, Ms Genevieve, Khun Pom, Khun Yim and the maintenance team who made the event possible.

Neil Groves

Year Leader for Year 13

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