Elmwood Learner Profile

The Elmwood Learner Profile are 10 key values that each Elmwood child should embody. These words were developed by the school community in consultation with children, staff and parents in the Summer of 2022. These keywords are underpinned by the concept of encouraging all children to have a  positive growth mindset , and to appreciate that we all need to develop skills in learning how to learn, and learning how to live as responsible individuals who care for others as well as developing themselves.

We know that pupils who have a positive attitude towards their learning will make good progress and be successful. Instilling all pupils with a ‘growth mindset’ has become a key priority at our school.

We want all pupils to relish challenges, embrace their mistakes as part of the learning process, value the importance of effort, respond carefully to feedback and take inspiration from others. This will help them to achieve, not only with us, but also in their future lives as adults.

We are very excited about the prospect of nurturing a growth mindset culture at Elmwood Junior School. Encouraging children to become confident and resilient learners.

Learning together, achieving together, bringing out the best in everyone. This is what we embed in all pupils here at Elmwood Junior School. We know that in order to fulfil the potential of our pupils and encourage them to become confident and resilient learners we, as a team of parents and staff, need to be modelling the mindset of a learner who is not afraid of making mistakes but who thrives upon them, knowing that this is all part of the learning process. The way in which we encourage children to learn and explore is vital to their success, not only at school but at home as well.  At Elmwood, we consistently endeavour to challenge and develop the attitudes of all pupils and staff towards learning by considering what makes a successful learner.

Key aspects of growth mindset at Elmwood Junior School:

  • We celebrate making mistakes – we can learn from them;
  • We never give up – perseverance is the key if we are to succeed;
  • We learn from each other;
  • We don’t compare ourselves with others;
  • We challenge ourselves and take risks;
  • We remember that our brains are making new connections and growing all the time

For further information on how to encourage confident and resilient learners at home, have a look at some of the links below.

The following video explains the concept in more detail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUWn_TJTrnU

https://www.mindsetworks.com/parents/growth-mindset-parenting https://www.oxfordlearning.com/growth-mindset-tips-for-parents/