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East Wickham

Primary Academy,

Wickham Street,

Welling, DA16 3BP

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East Wickham

Primary Academy

Caring, Supporting, Achieving

Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset

At EWPA, we know that children who have a positive attitude towards their learning will make good progress and be successful. Therefore, instilling all our children with a 'growth mindset' is a key priority of our school. We use the theories and research of Dr Carol Dweck to embed this philosophy within our school ethos. 

We want all our children to be fearless of 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 passionate about the of nurturing of a growth mindset culture at EWPA. 


Encouraging children to become confident and resilient learners

GROW- your knowledge, your mindset, your character and your wellbeing. This is what we embed in all of our children here at EWPA. We know that for our children to fulfil their potential 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 of making 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 EWPA, we consistently work to challenge and develop the attitudes of all children and staff towards learning, by considering what makes a successful learner. 

Central to this attitude and approach to learning, are the theories and proven evidence of Growth Mindset. This is a term coined by psychologist Carol Dweck and her research has identified the characteristics of learners with a fixed and a growth mindset:


Please take time to watch the following video which explains the concept in more detail:


Further support materials for developing a growth mindset at home: