Netherbrook Primary School

Growth Mindset

At Netherbrook Primary School, we know that pupils who have a positive attitude towards their learning will make good progress and be successful. Consequently, introducing all our pupils to 'growth mindsets' has become important for our school.

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

We are looking forward to the prospect of nurturing a growth mindset culture at Netherbrook Primary School.

Confident and Resilient Learners

Learn, explore and grow together - this is what we embed in all our pupils here at Netherbrook.

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 Netherbrook, 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 discussions about how we can positively approach challenges inside and outside the classroom.

Our staff talk of perseverance, challenge, risks and celebrate the school values in our weekly Praise Assembly.

Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset


Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

Key Aspects of Growth Mindset

  • We celebrate making mistakes – we can learn from them;
  • We never give up – perseverance is the key if we are to succeed;
  • We learn from each other;
  • We don’t compare ourselves with others;
  • We challenge ourselves and take risks;
  • We remember that our brains are making new connections and growing all the time.

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

  • MindsetWorks - How parents can instill a growth mindset at home.
  • Oxford Learning - Five tips for parents on developing a growth mindset.
  • CBeebies - Growth mindsets: help your child try new things.