Over the years since I first wrote about growth mindset on this blog (February 2014!), I have learned a lot. I’ve launched a whole school growth mindset ethos twice – once as a Deputy, and then as a Headteacher – in two different schools. I’ve learned about many of the misconceptions around mindset, and many of the missteps around its implementation in schools. I have tried to capture much of what I have learned in my book, Becoming a growth mindset school.
Can I come and visit?
I’ve been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to both my blog and the publication of the book. Many people get in touch to ask if they can discuss their ideas around mindset, or ask me to work with their school. I help whenever and wherever I can, keeping in balance the fact that my main role is as Headteacher of Churchill Academy & Sixth Form. More than anything else, people get in touch to ask if they can come and visit the school, find out more about what we do, and think about whether there are aspects of our practice which would help them in their context.
The answer is yes!
We are holding an open day for teachers, school leaders, and educators from any phase or background at Churchill Academy & Sixth Form on Tuesday 23rd October 2018. The day is an opportunity to see our school in action, meet staff and students, and learn about our approaches to mindset and academic tenacity.
What can I expect?
The purpose of the day is to see the school in action, meet staff and students, and learn about our approaches to:
- Creating a learning culture
- Welfare and wellbeing
- Professional development
- Sixth form provision
- Values and character
There will be presentations from key staff, learning walks, discussions with teachers, leaders and students, and an opportunity to reflect on what you’ve seen and heard and how it could apply in your context.
We only have a limited number of spaces, so early booking is advisable. If the day is oversubscribed, we will look at running it again later in the year. There is a small charge for the day, to cover staff and catering costs, at £60 per delegate.
If you would like to book a place, please email HR@churchill-academy.org. I look forward to welcoming you to Churchill!
Download the event flyer below: