At Southcott Lower School, we work hard to instil a growth mindset into teaching and learning in all areas of the curriculum. Children are encouraged to try their best, never give up and understand that making mistakes helps us to learn. We believe that supporting children to take risks and develop their resilience provides an important life lesson, as well as maximising their learning in school. We have designed our own characters to introduce the concept of a growth mindset to children. Different elements are represented by different animal characters e.g. Practising Penguin or Never Give Up Nelly. Please do take a look and talk about the characters with your child.