The generous support of both the Gatsby TEP and AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust has enabled us to develop the Thinking Frame Approach to cover all age groups from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 5.†


In order to be most effective in improving pupil engagement and attainment our Thinking Frames Approach requires teachers to adopt new pedagogies and approaches in their classrooms.†


We recently published a much more detailed and interactive guide to the Thinking Frames Approach on the AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trustís† azteachscience website.† Follow this link for access

























The Thinking Frames Approach works well when used with our Key Ideas Placemats which have been developed to help explain the key curriculum building concepts to children in KS1, KS2 and KS3.

(See links on the left for KS3 examples).

The Thinking Frame Approach

TF Approach teacher guidance


Originally written for our presentation to the DfES

NTRP conference March 2006



Download copies of paper Thinking Frame templates

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open these files


Our Thinking Frames Approach teacher training website hosted on AZteachscience has a range of helpful video clips including:

TF Teacher Guide