Growth Mindset

In both staff and students at Feltonfleet, we aim to cultivate a growth mindset in our approach to learning.

We understand that every individual may have a different starting point, but that we all have the capacity to improve our skills, behaviours and intelligence. Through hard work, resilience and good quality feedback, pupils at Feltonfleet will continue to grow and develop into successful learners who are excited by any challenges that may lie ahead.

Growth Mindset beliefs Fixed Mindset beliefs

You can develop and grow your abilities and intelligence

Intelligence and ability are fixed. They don't change much over time
You are not born successful, you have to work hard to be successful You are either born with it (ability/talent/intelligence) or not
A challenge is exciting, not threatening Challenges are too hard
It is OK to make a mistake Mistakes mean "failure"


Pupils with a growth mindset..............

  • Are not afraid to make mistakes
  • Learn from their mistakes
  • Develop resilience
  • Develop good problem-solving abilities
  • Are open to challenges and constructively critical feedback
  • Develop a life-long love of learning