At Mayplace, we know that pupils who have a positive attitude towards their learning will make good progress and be successful.
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 lives in the future.
Here are some quotes from our children explain what growth mindset at Mayplace means to them:
'A growth mind-set is looking at something and saying you might be able to do it and you will learn from it. You won’t make progress with a negative attitude. This school is about growth mind-set because the teachers always believe in you. I have a growth mind-set and I would help someone to be more positive.'
'Growth mindset is when there is no limit in your academic learning. It's the ambition, motivation and the edge to want to learn more to achieve what you want to be. Before lockdown Mrs Mander encouraged us to talk about how we could achieve what we wanted. A fixed mind-set is when you don’t want to learn and you give up because you don’t believe in yourself. This school is about a growth mind-set. The teachers always encourage you if you think you can’t do it.'
'I have a growth mind set as I don’t give up and I ask Mrs Quaye. I just try and try until I get it. School helps us to have a growth mind-set. Just stay positive and don’t feel negative: you can do it - you just don’t think you can.'
'A fixed mind set is when you give up. It’s ok to make mistakes – say you were in science and you make a mistake you know to change things and you wouldn’t do it again. You learn from your mistakes. I have a growth mind set – I keep trying. Mayplace wants us to have a growth mind-set because we want you to try and try.'