Growth Mindset 


You may have heard your child talking about how we are developing a Growth Mindset at Morton Primary School.

We have been learning about the two different types of mindsets that we all have; a ‘Fixed’ or a ‘Growth’ mindset.


The following video explains the concept in more detail:



It has been proven that having a Growth Mindset can improve children’s progress and attainment. We are teaching our children that by having a Growth Mindset they can grow their brains and intelligence and achieve anything they want.



How you can encourage a Growth Mindset at home?

  • Praise the amount of effort your child is putting into things, rather than how clever they are.

  • Explain to your children about their brain being like a muscle - the more they use it, the stronger it gets.

  • Encourage your children to not 'give up' if they are finding something difficult.

  • Let them 'do it for themselves' - even if you can see they're making a mistake.

  • It's okay to make mistakes because we can learn from them.

  • Challenge your children to try something new.‚Äč


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


Remember the power of YET…I can’t tie my shoelaces…YET!