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Learning Powers


At Godwin Junior School we recognise that everyone has the capacity to become a better learner. Dr Carol Dweck has identified there are two types of mindset – a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. In essence, people with a fixed mindset believe that their basic abilities and intelligence are set. Those with a growth mindset believe that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, persistence and practise. As such, it is our responsibility to help our children develop a set of skills which will support them to become powerful learners who understand that their own attitude to learning is crucial. These 'Learning Powers' support our children to become independent, resilient individuals who take responsibility for their own learning. By developing these characteristics children achieve high academic standards whilst also becoming well-rounded and successful young people who are equipped for the future.

We believe that good learners:

  • Are curious: They want to learn more.


  • Persevere: They keep trying.


  • Consider choices: They think carefully about their decisions.


  • Collaborate: They learn from working together.

  • Embrace Mistakes: They know that they are important for learning.


  • Evaluate: They reflect on what helps them learn.


  • Explain reasoning: They can articulate their ideas.





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