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East Bergholt CEVC Primary School

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Growth Mindset


At East Bergholt Primary School, we know that pupils who have a positive attitude towards their learning will make good progress and be successful. Consequently, instilling all our pupils with 'growth mindsets' is a key priority for the school. We have introduced the theories of Metacognition to staff and pupils and are working hard to embed these ideas within our school ethos. 


We want all our pupils to relish challenges, embrace their mistakes as part of the learning process, value the importance of effort and be persistent. This will help them to achieve, not only with us, but also in their future lives as adults.

We are very excited about the prospect of nurturing a growth mindset culture at East Bergholt Primary School. Please see the Growth Mindset presentation shown to our children in assembly (below)

Growth Mindset Children's Assembly Presentation

Encouraging children to become confident and resilient learners

We want our children to be the best they can be. This is what we embed in all of our pupils here at East Bergholt Primary School. We know that in order to fulfil the potential of our pupils and encourage them to become confident and resilient learners we, as a team of parents and staff, need to be modelling the mindset of a learner who is not afraid of making mistakes but who thrives upon them, knowing that this is all part of the learning process. The way in which we encourage children to learn and explore is vital to their success, not only at school but at home as well.


At East Bergholt, we consistently endeavour to challenge and develop the attitudes of all pupils and staff towards learning by considering what makes a successful learner. We have dedicated sessions in class to address what kind of learners we want to be and how we can positively approach challenges inside and outside the classroom. The school is buzzing with talk of perseverance, challenge, effort and celebrating mistakes.


The following video explains the concept in more detail: 

Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

Key aspects of metacognition at East Bergholt Primary School:


For further information on how to encourage confident and resilient learners at home, have a look at some of the links below.

Growth Mindsets: help you child to try new things