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Growth Mindset

Promoting a Growth Mindset at Brookhill Leys
 
We have 6 Growth Mindset Stars who help us through our learning in school.
 
Introducing:
 
George the Grit Star             
 
Kayne the Kindness Star 
 
 
Oscar the Optimism Star  
 
Taylor the Teamwork Star 
 
 
Sophie the Self Control Star 
 
Charlie then Curiosity Star   
 
We encourage all of our children and staff to demonstrate and work hard to achieve a Growth Mindset: Below is an overview of the traits of each: 
 
Growth Mindset 
I never give up 
I like my work to be difficult – it means I am learning 
I love challenges 
I want people to praise me for the effort I put into my work 
I believe I can get more intelligent by working hard 
I feel clever when I’m learning something new 
I learn from my mistakes 
 
Fixed Mindset 
I like my work to be easy 
I don’t like to try a challenge 
I want people to praise me for how clever I am 
I believe I cannot change how clever I am 
I don’t like to try new things because I won’t be very good at it 
I give up easily
 
 
 
It has been proven that having a Growth Mindset can improve children’s progress and attainment. As a result, we are teaching our children that by having a Growth Mindset they can grow their brains and intelligence and achieve anything they want! 
 
How you can help at home 
Praise the amount of effort your child is putting into things rather than how clever they are; 
Talk to your children about their brain is like a muscle - the more they use it, the stronger it gets; 
Encourage your children to not give up if they are finding something difficult; 
Challenge your children to try something new or challenging. 
 
If you would like more information on Growth Mindsets, please see Mrs Chauhan.