Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset is woven throughout our school Core Values:





At The Orchards School, we believe that it is important that children develop a positive attitude towards their learning. Growth Mindset is weaved throughout our teaching and curriculum. We believe that developing a risk-taking approach to their learning, where recognition of getting things wrong, will help them to achieve, not only with us, but also in their future lives as adults.

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. Every term, each class learns a Growth Mindset skill. This is an opportunity to try something new and understand the importance of practice. In doing so, the children take time to develop the skills of resilience and perseverance. We celebrate the children’s resilience in our Friday Celebration Assembly, with our resilience certificates, awarded to children who persevered and kept going. We also award the class Yetties to the children in class who have displayed the Growth Mindset qualities.

Here are some of the skills we have been learning:

  • Learning to skip
  • Origami
  • Learning sign language

The key differences between a fixed and a growth mindset:

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