In a growth mindset students understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence. They don’t necessarily think everyone’s the same or anyone can be Einstein, but they believe everyone can get smarter if they work at it. Carol Dweck
Here at RSJ, we encourage the development of growth mindsets to encourage children to recognize that their intelligence can grow and is not fixed. We teach the children that by working hard at their learning and by practising skills, they will make progress and can get better and better – there are no limits to what they can achieve.
The adults at RSJ work hard to provide opportunities to extend and enrich the curriculum for all children. By creating challenging learning opportunities children learn to develop growth mindsets, stick at something, cope with failure and recognize that they can achieve at their own speed and progress in their own way.
Children are encouraged to share their interests, abilities and skills with each other and a wide range of challenges are offered throughout our local pyramid of schools – recently – trampolining, maths challenge, art and design and science activities. Home learning opportunities also offer challenges to extend their interests and thinking.