HILT – A new way of learning
This term at Hatherop Castle School, we have introduced Hatherop Individualised Learning Time or, as the pupils know it, HILT.
Three times a week, pupils spend 30 minutes developing their knowledge and understanding of a particular area of the curriculum. The time might be used to support reading or writing, to practice and reinforce times tables or to develop their spoken French or Spanish. Alternatively, pupils may take part in activities that enrich and broaden their learning such as study skills, classical civilisation, Latin, Verbal Reasoning, debates and scientific/mathematical investigation. Furthermore, HILT time is also used to provide focused 1:1 and small group work with those students preparing for academic scholarship exams as well as those pupils with aspirations for scholarships in sport, art or music. During HILT sessions, pupils may also be working with pupils from other year groups, learning how to communicate, problem solve and work in a team.
Although this is new initiative for Hatherop, the early signs are very exciting and we look forward to developing the scheme further to help and support all our pupils to reach their potential.