At Springfield Primary School we are keen to develop a growth mindset for all of our children and staff which means that we understand our intelligence is not fixed; it can grow based on our positive attitudes and ability to challenge ourselves.
In a Growth Mindset, people believe their basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work – brains and talent are just the starting point! This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for success. We don't see our mistakes as failures but instead use them as a learning opportunity to improve on our abilities.
We had a launch day that got our neurons firing as we joined in with activities that we had never done before; some of us really challenged ourselves. All of us in school took part in the activities and learnt new skills which supported us to develop our growth mindset.
You can learn about our activites from the link on the left under the Learn to Learn views. We hope it will help you to develop your growth mindset too!
Autumn term 2016
On November 7th the teachers and HLTA's from Springfield joined forces with the staff at Colne Primet Primary to take part in a collaborative INSET training session on Positive Growth Mindset.
As part of the day the staff were introduced to the differences between a fixed mindset and a positive mindset. Over the course of the day staff learnt about how language used with children could be refined to promote positive growth mindset, why growth mindset was important and how it could be introduced. Thank you to Colne Primet Primary for hsoting the INSET day.
Spring term 2017
The children were introduced to positive growth mindset on their first day back from the Christmas holidays in a special assembly. This marked the start of growth mindset day. Below are some photographs of classroom displays as a result of day. For more information have a look at the class pages.
Here at Springfield Primary school we are keen to develop a growth mindset for all our children and staff. We are doing this by celebrating children’s achievements and their positive attitudes. Each week children are given certificates for demonstrating a growth mindset through never giving up and persevering.
We have had PSHE lessons and assemblies about growth mindset, but most importantly, teachers and pupils have embraced the language and the way of thinking that promotes using a growth mindset in all lessons.
During one assembly we also talked about famous people who have displayed Growth Mindsets such as…
Steve Jobs- co founder of Apple
JK Rowling- author
Albert Einstein- physicist who developed the theory of relativity
Michael Jordan- retired basketball player
Walt Disney- American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer
We discussed the achievements of these people and how their lives might have been very different if they had a fixed mindset rather than a growth mindset.
In the Summer term we will be hosting growth mindset afternoons which parents will be invited to so that they can see the children’s growth mindsets in action.