In the Sixth Form at BHS, we utilise the work of Steve Oakes and Martin Griffin in 2012, who are both teachers with over 40 years’ experience, from extensive research and ideas, with our Sixth Form students. VESPA draws extensively on academic research and classroom experience to develop a system that supports student learning, helping every learner become the best they can be.
VESPA 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. It aims to focus attention and help students manage their workload through their A Levels, maintaining perspective of what is wanted at the end of the 2 years.
The 5 ideas of VESPA are:
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 practising and developing their skills
ATTITUDE The way a student responds constructively to setbacks
We have utilised these 5 concepts in our everyday occurrences at school including in lessons, assemblies, form time activities and coaching meetings.
Download Introducing VESPA
Download VESPA Diagram
Download VESPA BHS Strategy
Download VESPA Tutor Time Activities: Year 12
Download VESPA Tutor Time Activities: Year 13