Teaching and Learning

At All Saints’ the children are everything that we are about, they are central to our thinking.

We have high expectations for all who work in our school and know that: if we try hard, don’t give up, and believe that we can do it – we can achieve great things!

We place enormous value on establishing ‘growth mind-sets’ for all who work in our school, enabling them to understand that intelligence is not a fixed trait but more a starting point from which, with determination, effort and a ‘can do’ attitude, you can improve and develop your intelligence, and other talents which has a positive effect on their motivation and subsequently their achievement. Having a growth mind-set approach to learning (and to life) creates resilience and a love of learning.

We have observed that when we encourage a ‘growth mind-set’ in children they become enthusiastic learners. When we praise pupils for their effort or for the process with which they have been engaged rather than for being bright, clever or talented, they become much more confident learners, able to ‘have a go’ and take risks with their learning.

We launched the idea of ‘growth mind-set’ in our school in September 2015 and are confident in the benefits for our children. For more information please click on the links below.

Growth Mindset

British Values and Gospel Values

Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures

Lovelle Drachman