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Growth Mindset

At Cedars Manor 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 Cedars Manor 2018 and beyond. The theories of Dr Carol Dweck will underpin and determine the 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, 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 Cedars Manor School.


Encouraging children to become confident and resilient learners.


Learn, explore and grow together. This what we want to embed in all of our pupils here at Cedars. 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 and staff, need to be modelling the mindset of a learner who is not afraid to make 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.


At Cedars, we consistently endeavour to challenge and develop the attitudes of all pupils and staff towards learning by considering what makes a successful learner. Lessons addressing what kind of learners we want to be and how we can positively approach challenges inside and outside the classroom will benefit our learners across the board. The school is buzzing with talk of perserverance, challenge, risks and even celebrating mistakes! 


Aspects of growth mindset at Cedars Manor School: 

  • We challenge ourselves and take risk;
  • When we make mistakes - we can learn from them;
  • We NEVER give up - perseverance is the key to success;
  • We learn from one another;
  • We don't compare ourselves with others;
  • We remember our brains are making new connections and growing all the time.

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