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A growth mindset is a person’s belief about the nature of intelligence. ‘It’s the belief that although we’re born with a certain level of intelligence, we can develop it throughout our lives through effort, strategies, facing challenges and learning from our mistakes,’ explains Dr Hoskins.


Conversely, if you have a fixed mindset, you believe that you’re born in a particular way and don’t have much scope for change. ‘If a person with a fixed mindset fails at something, they tell themselves that it’s just because of who they are and there’s not a lot they can do about it,’ says Dr Hoskins.


At Acre Rigg Academy, we promote the values of a growth mindset.

'Teach and Inspire; Engage and Enrich'