Effort Learning Mistakes are ok Perseverance ...yet!
At St. Jude’s Catholic Primary School, we know that pupils who have a positive attitude towards their learning will make good progress and be successful. Therefore, instilling our pupils with ‘growth mindsets’ has become one of our key priorities.
We want our pupils to enjoy the challenge of learning, welcome the idea of making mistakes as part of the learning process, value the importance of effort in everything they do, respond carefully to feedback and take inspiration from others. This will help them to succeed, not only during their time with us, but also in their future lives as adults.
We are extremely excited about our journey in nurturing a growth mindset culture within our school. Last year we introduced the concept of growth mindset to parents via assemblies and provided them with an information leaflet to ensure our whole school community were on board with our vision.
Encouraging children to become confident and resilient learners
Together, we learn, love and grow with Jesus. This is our mission at St. Jude’s. We know that in order to fulfil the potential of our pupils and inspire 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 St. Jude’s we consistently strive to challenge and develop the attitudes of all pupils and staff towards learning by considering what makes a successful learner. Each Monday morning, we have a dedicated session to our growth mindsets, where we discuss what kind of learners we aspire to be and how we can positively approach challenges inside and outside the classroom.
Two of our pupils have been chosen to be growth mindset ambassadors. They encourage and support other pupils across the school to have a positive attitude towards their learning and promote the use of growth mindset language in the classroom.
For further information on how to encourage confident and resilient learners at home, click on each links below to explore:
How to instil a growth mindset at home
Developing a growth mindset - 5 tips for parents
Growth mindset - help your child to try new things
Here are some songs that we sing with the children in school to promote a growth mindset, why not sing them at home? Click on the link below to explore:
Sesame Street do Growth Mindset
To help your child develop their growth mindset here are some helpful things you can say to them to turn a 'fixed mindset' into a 'growth mindset'.