As a Growth Mindset school we actively encourage challenge, resilience and effort in all of our students. Based on the principles of ‘Growth Mindsets’ by psychologist Carol Dweck, we believe that everyone’s abilities and talents can be developed through dedication and hard work.
We create a love of learning and resilience in the face of challenge and difficulties.
In practice this means that our pupils are urged to see mistakes as an important part of the learning journey, not as failure. Pupils are praised for consistent effort, resilience and determination rather than quick success. They are encouraged to challenge themselves in every aspect of learning – planning, researching, producing and reworking. We encourage a ‘critical eye’ at all stages of the learning process, developing the skills, perception, evaluation and emotional intelligence in order to foster appreciation of their capacity to learn and improve.
Resilience: The capacity to recover quickly from difficulty so you can meet challenges with enthusiasm.