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Growth Mindset

At The Hall, we know that pupils who have a positive attitude towards their learning will make good progress and are successful. Consequently, instilling all our pupils with 'growth mindsets' has become a key priority for the school and beyond. We have introduced the theories of Dr Carol Dweck to staff and pupils and are determined to embed its ideas within our school ethos.

 

We want all our pupils to relish challenges, embrace their mistakes as part of the learning process, value the importance of effort, respond carefully to feedback and take inspiration from others. This will help them to achieve, not only with us, but also in their future lives as adults.

We are very excited about the prospect of nurturing a growth mindset culture at The Hall School. Please see the Growth Mindset presentation shown to parents at our works.

 

Encouraging children to become confident and resilient learners

Learn, explore and grow together. This is what we embed in all of our pupils here at The Hall School. We know that in order to fulfil the potential of our pupils and encourage them to become confident and resilient learners we, as a team of parents and staff, need to be modelling the mindset of a learner who is not afraid of making mistakes but who thrives upon them, knowing that this is all part of the learning process. The way in which we encourage children to learn and explore is vital to their success, not only at school but at home as well.

At The Hall, we consistently endeavour to challenge and develop the attitudes of all pupils and staff towards learning by considering what makes a successful learner. The school is buzzing with talk of perseverance, challenge, risks and celebrating mistakes.

 

Central to this attitude and approach to learning, are the theories and proven evidence of Growth Mindset. This is a term coined by psychologist Carol Dweck and her research has identified the characteristics of learners with a fixed and a growth mindset.

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Key aspects of Growth Mindset at The Hall Primary School:

 

  • We celebrate making mistakes – we can learn from them;
  • We never give up – perseverance is the key if we are to succeed;
  • We learn from each other;
  • We don’t compare ourselves with others;
  • We challenge ourselves and take risks;
  • We remember that our brains are making new connections and growing all the time.

Follow this link to learn more about Growth Mindset:

RSA ANIMATE: How To Help Every Child Fulfil Their Potential

Ever wondered why children say they're bored at school, or why they stop trying when the work gets harder? Educationalist Carol Dweck explains how the wrong kind of praise actually *harms* young people. This short video is essential viewing for EVERYONE - from teachers and education workers to relatives and friends - and will totally revolutionise the way you interact with children.

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