Introduction:

Araluen is a school thirsting for improvement and progress for everyone, as critical at the staff level as it is at the student level. ‘Growth’ has become the key work at the school- not just growth as in mindset, but growth through challenge, feedback and dialogue. Students will leave school as resilient, resourceful and collaborative learners who are highly literate and numerate- a strong mix of attitudes, skills and knowledge!

 

Observable Impact in Araluen

  • 80% of Staff now actively teach students how to learn, this is linked to their use of Learning Intentions and Success Criteria.

  • Systems are in place in every classroom to encourage Growth Mindsets and mistakes are embraced as a learning opportunity across the school.

  • Coaching has been embedded into everyday life, the two coaches work closely with the Headteacher and are in classrooms every week working with teachers.

  • The Principal reported that, “Teachers are passionate and keen to improve their practice and are therefore extremely positive about being coached, understanding that it is not about judgement but about improvement.”

  • The school’s performance was reviewed externally in May 2018: “Students in all classrooms articulated individual and class goals and reported that they enjoyed being challenged and improving from feedback.”

The graphs below illustrate some of the gains Araluen has made during our time working with them establishing systems for Growth Mindset in every classroom:

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