At Christ the King Catholic Primary School, we know that pupils who have a positive attitude towards their learning will make good progress and be successful. Consequently, since 2019, instilling all our pupils with 'growth mindsets' has become a key priority for the school
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.
Encouraging children to become confident and resilient learners
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 Christ the King, we consistently endeavour to challenge and develop the attitudes of all pupils and staff towards learning by considering what makes a successful learner. We have dedicated sessions in class focused on how we can positively approach challenges inside and outside the classroom. You will often hear pupils and staff talk about the importance of perseverance ‘ I can’t do it yet’, and celebrating mistakes is part of everyday life at Christ the King.
Key aspects of Growth Mindset at Christ the King Catholic 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;
- We believe in the POWER OF YET!
For further information on how to encourage confident and resilient learners at home, have a look at some of the links below.