MGGS is an Advanced Thinking School
We wish our students to be intellectually sharp, agile thinkers – We are an Advanced Thinking School, and proud of it!
Maidstone Grammar School for Girls is one of only four Advanced Thinking Schools in the secondary sector currently accredited as an Advanced Thinking School by the University of Exeter. We believe that advanced thinking skills play an important part in helping our students learn as effectively as possible and best prepare them for their future.
Our vision is to create a natural ethos within the school so that effective learning dispositions become an integral part of our students’ nature. We wish our students to be intellectually sharp, agile thinkers who can think creatively and understand the subtlety & nuance of language and argument. We also want them to be able to draw upon learning experiences & strategies to help solve problems and questions that they do not automatically know the answers to.
By concentrating upon the thinking and learning processes we hope our students will be able to develop effective dispositions or ‘Habits of Mind’ including persistence, thinking flexibly, asking perceptive questions and being able to ‘think about thinking‘. Understanding the latter helps the person know how to go about solving a problem.