Metacognition Special

Meta-cognition and Self-regulation

Welcome to the hidden web page of Metacognition and Self-regulation in Special Schools. The aim is to provide all the necessary slideshows, handouts and resources to enable delegates to deliver, share or cascade the information to colleagues back in school; indeed, a number of delegates have successfully done this with our Forum materials. Furthermore, it makes accessing resources and web links much easier, with everything stored in one place. Our copyright terms are that attending delegates are free to use the materials within their own school only. We hope you find this helpful!

Course Handbooks and Presentations




CPD Activity Resources
Metacognition Planning Tool
Metacognitive Talk 
Multisensory Repetition Cards 
Prompt Cards  
Reading cue cards





How-to secure knowledge in long-term memory using multisensory repetition cards

Metacognition and Self-regulated Learning: Guidance report from the Education Endowment Foundation:
A helpful overview of meta-cognition.
Cambridge Assessment, 2018. Getting Started with Meta-cognition. [Online]
Available at:
[Accessed 9th April 2018].
Reciprocal Teaching for Reading Comprehension

Cambridge Assessment, 2018. Getting Started with Meta-cognition. [Online]
Available at:
[Accessed 9th April 2018].
Didau, D. & Rose, N., 2016. What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Psychology. Woodbridge: John Catt Educational Ltd..
Dunlosky , J. et al., 2013. Improving Students’ Learning With Effective Learning Techniques: Promising Directions From Cognitive and Educational Psychology. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 14(1), p. 4–58.
Education Endowment Foundation, 2018. Meta-cognition and Self-regulation. [Online]
Available at:
[Accessed 9th April 2018].
Education Endowment Foundation, 2018. Using Self-regulation to Improve Writing. [Online]
Available at:
[Accessed 9th April 2018].
Peirce, W., 2003. METACOGNITION: Study Strategies, Monitoring, and Motivation. s.l., Prince George’s Community College.
Reading Rockets, 2018. Reciprocal Teaching for the Primary Grades; We Can Do It Too!. [Online]
Available at:
[Accessed 9th April 2018].

Lancashire High School

Action based Research project trialling Engagement Profiling systems, helped pupil with co-morbid conditions to be happier to engage in lessons for longer periods of time.

Lancashire High School

Use of Cloud based progress tracking with photos and video clips, provided strong evidence for updating EHCP outcomes with LA SEND team.