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, instilling all our pupils with 'growth mindsets' has become a key priority for the school for September 2019 and beyond.
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
Learn, explore and grow together. This is what we embed in all of our pupils here at Christ the King Catholic Primary 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 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 to address what kind of learners we want to be and how we can positively approach challenges inside and outside the classroom. The school is buzzing with talk of perseverance ‘ I can’t do it yet’, challenge, risks and celebrating mistakes.
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.
Growth Mindset Reading Blog
At Christ the King we have set up a Growth Mindset Reading Library. The children get to choose a story book from the library every fortnight. Once they have listened to the story as a class, they discuss the Growth Mindset message within the storybook and share ideas on how they could be inspired and implement Growth Mindset into their daily lives.
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