Growth Mindset – Grow Your Brain

Growth Mindset intent

At Beverley St. Nicholas it is our intent to teach pupils to be resilient learners, who embrace challenge with a Growth Mindset. Every child is recognised as a unique individual and we celebrate and welcome differences within our school community.

Our values are rooted in all that we do and a Growth Mindset is entrenched within our curriculum. We believe that with a broad and engaging curriculum our pupils can achieve anything, developing them not just as learners but as young people destined to contribute to a global society.

What makes our curriculum unique is our desire to take learning beyond the classroom, enabling pupils to see their potential to be lifelong learners. Our curriculum provides stretch and challenge for all groups to ensure progress and give a platform for more pupils to develop the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding within their learning.

We aim to develop a pupil who is:

  • A strong and confident speaker
  • A pupil who is capable of putting forward their views with passion and skill
  • A pupil who is happy to engage in respectful, intelligent debate using their knowledge and understanding.
  • A pupil who is strong, doesn’t give up and uses the learning powers in every lesson.
Growth mindset is linked to Beverley St Nicholas’ reward policy. Children will gain Dojos from using their learning powers. The learning powers are stated below.
  • Concentrate – manage distractions, get lost in the task, plan and think it through
  • Don’t give up – Try hard, practise lots, try new strategies, ask for help
  • Be cooperative – listen to others, explain things to others, say when you don’t understand
  • Be curious – ask questions, notice things, research, think of possible reasons
  • Have a go – be excited to try new things, don’t worry if it goes wrong, we learn from mistakes
  • Use your imagination – be creative, think up new ideas and questions
  • Keep improving – keep reviewing, make improvements, try to be better than last time
  • Enjoy learning – feel proud of your achievements, use what you have learnt in real life

Growth Mindset and Dojo Policies

“We also think the work the teaching and support staff put into activities out of school hours is fantastic. They keep our girls active and driven to do better.”

Parent comments

“Since joining our children have been happy and made to feel as though they weren’t the new kids buy had always been at this school. They have improved with so much.”

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“The staff from my experience are friendly and helpful. I have grown with confidence since my children started here. It is an amazing school and the teaching is amazing too.”

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“I love that the Headteacher is very present and visible at the school. She knows all the children by name and connects with them. The school has a nurturing feel.”

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“Also I love The Ark on Friday morning you get to meet parents and guardians of different children and chat and drink tea or coffee and Miss Hamlyn is such a lovely lady.”

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“The staff have a really good caring relationship with the children and they get lots of opportunities for different learning.”

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“The school is accessible and involves parents – The teachers are passionate about their work – Our children and their friends enjoy attending the school .”

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“I like the atmosphere of the school. It is a positive and happy place. I am extremely grateful for the quality of nurture in school, my child benefits greatly from its care and understanding.”

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“Support from teachers has been fantastic and without a doubt has been key to my child’s success. I have always felt confident in approaching school and have always had your full co-operation.”

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“Staff are approachable, caring and friendly. I’m confident my child is receiving a good education at this school.”

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“As soon as you walk into the school you notice how much time the staff put in to make it as comfortable a learning environment as possible for the children. Thank you..we really appreciate it.”

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“We think the stay and play mornings are brilliant as it gives us an insight to how our daughter’s are taught and what kind of environment they learn in.”

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“The teachers are very approachable and regularly take the time to inform me if they have concerns about either of my children- I trust them to take care of them both and notice if they need any extra attention.”

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“My son has come on leaps and bounds since starting in September. He comes home and has been taught something new every day which he can’t wait to share with us.”

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“My children both have great relationships with their teachers and it’s really lovely to see.”

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“Our son excitable and positive about school and I love the fact that he has settled so well. It’s always a worry for a parent but I was at ease from my sons first ever day. Thank you St Nicholas School.”

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“EYSF staff are absolutely fantastic! Cannot praise them enough!! My older child has a new teacher this year who has also been brilliant with her encouragement, my child has come on so much since her return in September. I just love that the staff are all so approachable and friendly.”

Parent comments

“My children both have great relationships with their teachers and it’s really lovely to see.”

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