Growth Mindset

At St Andrew’s, we aim to build ‘resilient learners’ and this means teaching children to have a growth mindset.

Having a growth mindset means that when children face a challenge and fail, they tend to be more persistent.

This will enable them to try another method, give it some attention or work harder, making them better at whatever they’re doing – whether it’s reading, writing, maths or sport or any new challenges they may face.

When supporting children, adults in school will praise a child’s effort and ability to take risks by using statements such as:

‘You might not be able to do it yet, but keep trying!’


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