You may have heard your children talking about having a Growth Mindset. This is an approach to learning that we have recently introduced in school.
Growth Mindset is a research and evidence-based approach to helping children be confident, capable learners. Growth Mindset theory describes a key positive mental attitude and approach to learning and development.
A Growth Mindset is rooted in a belief that abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. In other words, people with a Growth Mindset think intelligence is like a muscle that grows stronger with training. This positive mental attitude helps to foster both an interest in learning and a resilience against setbacks; both are essential for great achievement.
In contrast, a Fixed Mindset comes from a belief that intelligence and talent are fixed and that talent is more important than effort for achievement.
As part of our teaching about mindsets, we have launched Fearless Fridays, when the children and staff will be learning about the key concepts and developing their mindsets.