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Growth Mindset







Believe You Can 

Our Ethos

At the Ferrars Academy we are determined to enable all children to succeed and achieve. Developing challenge and encouraging children to keep trying are the foundations of Growth Mindset.

The more effort children apply the greater the gains. Our teaching and learning therefore is focussed on celebrating the process and effort children apply rather than the attainment they achieve.

“Well done, you used a number line to solve the problem”

“WOW! You never gave up”

In school, children are exposed to Believe You Can as a phrase via displays, verbally and as a phrase featured on many of the walls. Throughout the year we will be developing Growth Mindset at Ferrars and embedding it in our teaching and learning to instil in the children that they can always achieve what they want, no matter how difficult it may seem!

Believe You Can

Our working walls are having a huge impact on children's attitudes towards their learning. It is evident children are now using the phrases about their own learning and when encouraging their peers. Children are becoming persistent when trying new or difficult activities and they are understanding the term resilience; the importance of continuing to try even when you fail the first time.
In school children will be receiving a Growth Mindset lesson every half term. Look out for opportunities to learn something new with your child. It may not be easy but Believe you can and anything is possible. 

Believe You Can

Take a look next time you are near the pond area. Can you spot yours?