Safeguarding Notice

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any of our pupils please contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mr Woodward, Mr Bielby, Miss Bailey, Ms Shenton, Mrs Torrens

Our Child Protection and Safeguarding policies can be found here

Bethany CE Junior School

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"Inspiring learning for life - hope for the future"

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Growth Mindset

What is mindset?

People with a fixed mindset believe that their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent are fixed and cannot be changed.

People with a growth mindset believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work, that anyone and everyone can become better at something through effort.


Decades of research has shown that having a growth mindset leads to greater success in life. As a school, we are committed to encouraging our pupils to have a growth mindset. This involves being able to persist in the face of difficulties and see mistakes as opportunities for learning. We encourage children to think of their brain as being like a muscle, which will get stronger the more they use it and the more they challenge themselves. To encourage a growth mindset, we praise children for hard work and improvement rather than their results. We give children the opportunity to explore, debate, wrestle with difficult learning, get things wrong, adapt and try again. If work is completed quickly and easily we provide something more challenging for them to do.


Our ethos is that children should strive to achieve their personal best rather than compare themselves with their peers and try to do better than other people. When we mark work, we tell children their next steps, so that all children have the opportunity to grow and improve.