St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Growing and learning together, as part of God’s family, to be the best we can be.

Brook Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 5HL

020 8953 3753

Growth Mindset 

 At St Teresa's we are developing and embedding a Growth Mindset culture across the school.
People with a Growth Mindset know that intelligence is not fixed and that you can "grow" your intelligence. By contrast, people with a fixed mindset believe they are born with a certain amount of intelligence and that is with them for the rest of their lives.
Our aim is to help our pupils to develop a Growth Mindset and for them to understand that it takes effort, practice and time to grow their intelligence. The Growth Mindset values we teach our pupils include:
  • Grit, resilience and perseverance - learning from mistakes
  • Independence
  • Curiosity and open-mindedness
  • Creativity, using imagination and taking risks in learning
  • Adapting, thinking flexibly and learning from feedback  

"Pupils like attending St Teresa's. Pupils feel happy and safe. Teachers have high expectations of what pupils can achieve. Staff have created a culture where pupils confidently try again when they have made mistakes." (Ofsted January 2020)