Growth Mindset is one of our priorities. Growth Mindset qualities are linked to our assembly themes.
Mrs. Chandler introduces the weekly theme to the whole school in her Tuesday assembly.
A child from each class who has consistently shown this quality is then chosen to receive the Headteacher's certificate during Friday Celebration assembly.
What is Growth Mindset?
Has your child ever said to you ‘There’s no point, I’ll never be able to do it’ or avoided doing something because they’ve failed at it in the past?
Feelings like this can be related to what children believe about what makes them ‘good’ at something, whether it’s school work, sport, or even their ability to manage their emotions and behaviour.
Some children will tend to give up on challenging tasks easily, or avoid tasks they’ve failed at before. They tend to believe that being ‘good’ at a particular activity is a fixed state and is something they can’t control. In psychology, this way of thinking is called a ‘fixed mindset’.
Others might bounce back quickly from failure and be more likely to explore how they can get better at doing something. They tend to be children who believe that you can improve your abilities by practising, or by finding a different way to achieve your goal. This way of thinking is called a ‘growth mindset’, and developing it can help make children more resilient for life.
The Hythe: Working towards a Growth Mindset
In addition to assemblies being linked to 'mindset qualities', each classroom displays the poster shown here.
The language we use in and around school will be consistent with this poster.