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Growth Mindset

‘People are, to a large extent, in charge of their own intelligence. Being smart – and staying smart – is not just a gift, not just the product of their genetic good fortune. It is very much a product of what they put into it.’ Carol Dweck

Growth Mindset

This video helps to explain what, how and why ‘Growth Mindset’ is such an important psychology. It is based on a ‘Can do…’ mindset

How We Learn - Synapses and Neural Pathways

‘Growth Mindset’ is based on neuroscience. The more you practice the better you get. At first it maybe very challenging, but with practice and support it gets easier.



Our children have been learning about ‘Growth Mindset’ to help them understand that when learning becomes tough and they feel themselves falling into the ‘PIT’ to not give up, but persevere. They are not there YET! With help, practice, practice and practice they will get there.

BMX Academy Advert 2017

Mike Mullen, a former BMX World Champion, joined us for two days during Spring 2017. He led a whole school assembly and ran workshops with Years 5 and 6. He left us with some ‘Growth Mindset Rules’;

Find Courage

Rise Above

Keep Flearning (Learning from failure)

You can find out more about Mike at his website;

Growth Mindset for students - Episode 1/5

This video is the first of five short ‘Growth Mindset’ clips for children. We have or will be using these in school to help follow-up the work we have done so far.

To find out more about ‘Growth Mindset’ please click on the button below to open up a powerpoint presentation.