At Fordingbridge Infant and Junior Schools Federation, we know that children 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 federation. We have introduced the theories of Dr Carol Dweck to staff, pupils and parents which is embeded within part of our federation 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.
Key aspects of growth mindset at Fordingbridge Infant and Junior Schools Federation:
•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 but try to improve our personal best.
•We challenge ourselves and take risks;
•We remember that our brains are making new connections and growing all the time.
•We go into the ‘pit’ but with effort and resilience we find a way out.