Growth Mindset – developing student mindset through practical strategies and ideas


This course is available as INSET / In-house training at your school / organisation.  Contact us for further details.

The growth mindset developing student mindset training course is designed for participants to develop practical ways to effectively embed the mindset research which has already boosted achievement and resilience within classrooms and schools. This approach gives participants teaching resources and information needed to make mindset a reality for students. Participants will have the ability to not only change the minds of their students but also help them embrace challenge, develop resilience and continue developing their learning. The course will also look at engaging families by taking growth mindset strategies into the home.


Also included in the course are 5 free Family Growth Mindset Scheme activity cards.



  • • Understand the mindset theory of Professor Carol Dweck and look at ways to put it into practice;
  • • Unpick the latest research based on developing mindset and overcoming belief systems;
  • • Unpick how growth mindsets can increase achievement;
  • • Help build and develop students’ resilience and motivation;
  • • Develop students’ language to help think and talk about learning;
  • • Understand the impact of positive reinforcement and target setting;
  • • Follow a step-by-step approach to embed growth mindsets within your class and school;
  • • Look at the Family Growth Mindset Scheme as a way of taking growth mindset into the home.



Aimed at anyone who works directly or indirectly with students and who want to develop and their growth mindset as well as understand mindset in more detail. Ideal for school-based staff including teachers, head teachers, deputy headteacher, SENCO, special education teacher, school support staff, classroom assistant, teaching assistant, pastoral care staff and pastoral lead teacher.



“Incredibly helpful. I am already incredibly passionate about the subject. The course allowed me to speak to others about their practical ideas for the classroom. It was great to be a part of a course where I left with more than just theory. I have got so many ideas for my classroom and the school. Thank you!”

 “The training day was very motivational and helped me to identity where our school are in terms of developing a growth mindset culture. I am looking forward to planning how to develop this and will use the resources provided by Nicola to help engage all stake holders. I have a much better understanding of what growth mindset is and look forward to continuing this.”

 “This was a fascinating and relevant course which was delivered to a very high standard. We were not bombarded by PowerPoints and come away with MANY practical suggestions which have the potential to make huge impacts in our school.”

 “Probably the best CPD I have had. The passion, clarity and openness made it a thoroughly engaging day which has challenged my thinking. A real strength was the different ways in which the material was presented video, data, image, discussion and debate. Thank you I am confident I will be a stronger teacher and leader as a result.”

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