Growth Mindset

Lossiemouth High School is working to develop pupils growth mindsets, pupils in S4 and S5 have recieved growth mindset training from live in learn.

We would encourage all parents and pupils to visit the live-n-learn website to find out more about growth mindsets.

What is a growth mindset

Your Mindset is to do with what you think you are capable of achieving. Your mindset is about your attitude to life and all its challenges.

Usually people have either a FIXED mindset or a GROWTH mindset.

Growth Mindset

Fixed Mindset

Believe that intelligence can be developed

Believe that intelligence is static

Embrace challenges

Avoid challenges

Persist in the face of setbacks

Give up easily

See effort as a path to mastery

See effort as fruitless or worse

Learn from criticism

Ignore useful negative feedback

Find inspiration in the success of others

Feel threatened by the success of others

As a result reach even higher levels of achievement

As a result may plateau early and achieve less than their full potential








Developing a growth mindset isn’t easy, however it is achievable with time and effort. Students develop a growth mindset by recognising that the brain isn’t a fixed entity and that improvements can be made through learning new information.

How do you develop a growth mindset?

A growth mindset can be developed by monitoring and evaluating your performances to identify how you can improve next time. Another way in which you can develop a growth mindset is by talking to yourself in a positive way, for example instead of saying I can’t do it, say I can’t do it yet.

How can I help my child develop a growth mindset?

Research has shown that parents can help their child develop a growth mindset by praising their efforts rather than praising their existing talents. Other research suggests that presenting failures in a more positive light can encourage learning and in turn increase your child’s belief that they can improve.