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Growth Mindset

At Furness Primary School, we know that pupils who have a positive attitude towards their learning will make good progress and be successful. Consequently, instilling all our pupils with ‘growth mindsets’ has become a key priority for the school. We have introduced the theories of Dr Carol Dweck to staff and pupils and are determined to embed its ideas within our school ethos. 

We want all our pupils to relish challenges, embrace their mistakes as part of the learning process, value the importance of effort, accept feedback as a gift and respond positively towards it 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 very excited about the prospect of nurturing a growth mindset culture at Furness Primary School. ‚Äč

What is a growth mindset?

Growth mindset is an educational theory found in research by Stanford University Professor Carol Dweck. Dweck argues that rather than being “fixed” at a maximum amount, ability can be developed through effort. Dweck talks about her research in the video below, 'Developing a growth mindset', published by Stanford University.

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