Growth Mind Set and Learning Culture

A teacher’s job is not to make work easy. It is to make it difficult. If you are not challenged, you do not make mistakes. If you do not make mistakes, feedback is useless.

John Hattie

“The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it , even (or especially) when it’s not going well is the hallmark of the growth mindset. This is the mindset that allows people to thrive during  some of the most challenging times in their lives.”

Carole S Dweck

From our School Vision:

"Learning for Life

We promote a learning culture for all at St. Michael’s; empowering our pupils and staff to grow in knowledge and understanding. We will provide high quality professional training to our staff and use the latest research to drive our work. Our children will be given many opportunities to develop resilience, independence and self-awareness; to ask questions, learn from their mistakes and take risks, as part of an engaging, creative curriculum."

At St. Michael's we enjoy a culture of learning for all and believe in rewarding effort and personal achievement of all kinds.

We foster a culture of 


personal responsibility, 




creativity and leadership.

We build learning power by

managing distractions,

linking learning together,

asking questions and exploring,

having a go,

focusing and