“I know the plans I have for you says the Lord...plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29 v11

Holy Trinity and St John's Church of England Primary School

Hope | Believe | Achieve

Growth Mindset

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Thank you to those parents that attended the 'Growth Mindset' information session.

It was lovely to share what we are doing in school and your contributions were greatly appreciated.

I have attached the slides as a PDF as promised. The video links are also attached.


Growth Mindset Clip

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Growth Mindset Clip

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Q.  How can I help my child develop a growth mindset

A.  As the most important adult in your child’s life it really will help if you:

  • Encourage your child to be curious, to experiment, to use      their imagination and to be messy.
  • Praise their hard work rather than the marks they get.
  • Make it clear that being hard-working and intellectually curious is cool.
  • Praise them when they think for themselves, work well in teams and change their minds after thinking something through.
  • Accept that failure is a really important part of learning.
  • Encourage them to do activities such as writing, reading, watching fiction, solving puzzles, exchanging cultural views and debating.
  • Talk with teachers about support and opportunities rather than predictions.

Q.  Are there any books that will help?

Growth Mindset books to use with children:

- Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg

- The Dot by Peter H Reynolds

- The Most Magnificant Thing by Ashley Spires

- Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

- Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

- The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett

- ish by Peter H Reynolds

- Ryan the Spy and the Superhero Secret by Jason Rago


Here are some links that may be of interest

Some Growth Mindset displays from around school