Welcome to the Growth Mindset page. We hope this will help you to support positive attitudes towards learning and high self-esteem in children at home, just as we are doing in school.
What Is Growth Mindset?
The term ‘growth mindset’ refers to a way of thinking, learning and taking on challenges. A person with a growth mindset is open to constructive criticism, takes feedback and uses it, takes on new challenges, pushes themselves outside of their comfort zone and shows resilience and perseverance.
Studies show that it is people with a growth mindset (as opposed to a fixed mindset) who achieve in life, are successful in all they do and are happy. Of course, this is exactly what we want for all our children.
Grow Your Brain: a collection of helpful literature and useful resources!
Pupils will participate in a range of activities to learn more about Growth mindset and try to display a growth mindset in school (and at home). Pupils will be taught how their brains work and how new connections are formed when we try new things and practise them, over and over. Pupils will learnt about famous and influential people who have succeeded due to having a growth mindset and not giving up on their goal. We will hold PSHE lessons and assemblies about growth mindset, but most importantly, teachers and pupils will quickly embrace the language and the way of thinking that promotes using a growth mindset in all lessons.
Some key aspects of Growth Mindset at Guyhirn C of E School