Torkington is a Growth Mindset School. We adopted this in 2012.
Why the Growth Mindset?
When students and teachers have a growth mindset, they understand that intelligence can be developed. Students focus on improvement instead of worrying about how smart they are. They work hard to learn more and become smarter. Based on years of research by Stanford University’s Dr. Dweck, Lisa Blackwell Ph.D., and their colleagues, we know that students who learn this mindset show greater motivation in school, better grades, and higher test scores.
What does a Growth Mindset School look like?
Teachers collaborate with their colleagues and instructional leaders, rather than shut their classroom doors and fly solo. They strive to strengthen their own practice, rather than blame others. They truly believe that all students can learn and succeed - and show it.
Parents support their children’s learning both inside and outside the classroom. They partner with teachers, and respond to outreach. They worry less about advocating for their children to achieve good grades and focus on making sure their children are being challenged and putting in the effort needed to grow.
Students are enthusiastic, hard-working, persistent learners. They take charge over their own success.