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Growth Mind Set

At Hartford Infant 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 from September 2017 and beyond.

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 very excited about the prospect of nurturing a growth mindset culture at Hartford Infant School. We have consistent displays across the school environment and try to use vocabulary that supports the children to see themselves as learners who are not afraid of making a mistake.

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/carers 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.