Please note from Tues 5th Jan 2021 school will be closed to all pupils EXCEPT vulnerable children and those whose parents are key workers. You will received a text message on Mon 4th Jan by 12:30pm if this includes your child. If you do not receive a message and believe your child should be invited to attend school, please email the school via

Bethany CE Junior School

Inspiring learning for life - hope for the future

Coastal learning Partnership

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.