Growth Mind Set

At Hersden Village Primary School we have a growth mind set culture.
We enjoy challenges.
We know that if we get stuck we can find a Plan B and keep on trying.
When someone else gets the answer right we know we can learn from them.
We know we can learn from mistakes. 

Our approach to growth mind set is based on the research of Carol Dweck (2000) which recognises that a child’s approach to learning can enable them to fulfil their potential and set them on the path to a love of life-long learning. There are two types of mind set – fixed and growth. A fixed mind set limits potential where as a growth mind set supports growth and development.

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What our pupils say about growth mindset-

'We have a growth mindset by trying and trying again. It's OK to make mistakes.'

'We have to persevere with our learning as it makes us better thinkers and learners.'

'Having a growth mindset means you can manage distractions and I think I am good at this.'

'Having a growth mindset means I never give up! It has improved my learning.'

'Having a growth mindset has helped me with my writing. I am now more absorbed and I write more than usual.'