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High Performance Learning (HPL)

For the last five years, Sacred Heart High School (SHHS) has developed  an  ethos  around  building  a  Growth Mindset in all pupils. This focus is based on neuro-scientific research and the theories of Carol Dweck, which explain how intelligence is not fixed and the brain can be trained and developed with the right attitudes, beliefs and practices. HPL takes Growth Mindsets a stage further by encouraging advanced thinking skills and learning behaviours. This combination of how to think and how to behave is what leads to success.

We are very pleased to announce that in June this year, Sacred Heart High School was awarded a HPL World Class Award.  We received this accreditation as Sacred Heart has met the exacting HPL Award Standards and demonstrated a world class quality of education throughout the school.  

The HPL programme has had a significant impact on academic outcomes, whilst ensuring an appropriate balance for maintaining student well-being.  As High Performance Learning becomes further embedded, Sacred Heart High School is well placed to make a significant contribution to the ambitious goals the HPL organisation has for revolutionising educational thinking and making this philosophy a widespread feature of all schooling.