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Growth Mindset

A new philosophy is being introduced by our new Headteacher, Kevin Morrissey, during the Summer Term 2018.  Please 'check in' for updates on this page!


You may have heard our children talking recently about how they've been 'Growing their Brains' and developing a 'Growth Mindset' at Broughton School.  Every class will now be looking at and learning about the two types of mindsets that children and adults can have, a ‘fixed’ mindset and a ‘growth’ mindset. 


Below is an overview of the traits of each: 


Fixed Mindset 

I like my work to be easy 

I don’t like to try a challenge 

I want people to praise me for how clever I am 

I believe I cannot change how clever I am 

I don’t like to try new things because I won’t be very good at it 

I give up easily


Growth Mindset 

I never give up 

I like my work to be difficult – it means I am learning 

I love challenges 

I want people to praise me for the effort I put into my work 

I believe I can get more intelligent by working hard 

I feel clever when I’m learning something new 

I learn from my mistakes 


It has been proven that having a Growth Mindset can improve children’s progress and attainment. As a result, 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 help at home 

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

Talk 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; 

Challenge your children to try something new or challenging. 



At Broughton Community Infant School we believe that learning should be enjoyable, purposeful and challenging.  Through our broad and balanced curriculum we aim to equip each child with the skills they need for lifelong learning.  We want each child to develop as a confident learner who can learn independently, can question and is proud of their achievements.


Through clear values and positive attitudes we endeavour to develop the whole child, meeting individual needs in a safe and secure environment where differences are celebrated.


We believe that positive partnerships with individual children, the whole class, staff, governors, parents and the wider community will lead to effective teaching, high standards and successful learning.


We believe that all members of our school community should work together to maintain a caring, safe and stimulating learning environment.


We believe in school and parents working together to encourage good behaviour and high attendance.

Statement of Aims


  • To provide an enjoyable, challenging and purposeful learning environment for every child so that they achieve their potential
  • To help all pupils acquire the values, skills, knowledge and attitudes to prepare them well for life
  • To offer a caring, happy, secure and safe learning atmosphere to enable every child to reach their potential
  • To celebrate diversity, differences and success
  • To nurture high self-esteem, confidence and pride in one's achievements
  • To build a positive partnership between children, staff, Governors, parents and the local community recognising that everyone has a valuable contribution to make



Together we enjoy ................... Learning .......Caring ...............Achieving

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