What we offer

Mindset Intervention Packages

We have developed and tested interventions underpinned by Dweck’s theoretical ideas.  As a result of what we have learned via delivery across Europe we now offer several packages. Please contact us if you wish to book.

Mindset intervention packages delivered at schools:

1. Whole School/college mindset intervention package

This package is suitable for educational and training institutions (e.g. nurseries, schools, colleges and Higher Education), as well as community groups.  It costs £1,800 per institution (plus travel and accommodation costs for two trainers, if you are located more than 20 miles outside of Portsmouth).

This service includes our mindsets intervention materials and a day of training in mindsets for all your staff, which include:

  • an introduction to mindsets
  • lesson plans for the 6 week intervention for use with the children that you are working with
  • a memory-stick containing ready to use/print materials (poster displays, learning materials) and a PowerPoint presentation for other stakeholders

We also provide you with a free Assessment Package for up to 300 pupils before and after your mindset intervention and 12 months access to our advice and support service.

2. School consortium mindset intervention package

This package is suitable for educational and training institutions (e.g. nurseries, schools, colleges and Higher Education) and costs £1,000 per institution (plus travel and accommodation costs for two trainers). In order to qualify for the consortium package, at least three institutions need to buy this package.

Receiving the mindset intervention package as a consortium is a cost effective way to buy our mindset intervention, because we come to train you altogether.  The package includes our mindset intervention programme manual, lesson plans and materials (one set for each institution), as well as a training day hosted at one of the consortium institutions.  We can train up to 150 staff on the same day. The materials and training include:

  • an introduction to mindsets
  • lesson plans for the 6 week intervention for use with the children that you are working with
  • a memory-stick containing ready to use/print materials (poster displays, learning materials) and a PowerPoint presentation for other stakeholders

We provide you with a 12 months access to our advice and support service.

3. Introductory mindset workshop for newly qualified and recently qualified teachers

This workshop is suitable for teachers who are new to the profession. As with all our workshops, we aim to encourage reflection and discussion in an interactive and motivating way. It would be ideal for teaching alliances who have a number of NQTs and RQTs who could all come together for a half day training session designed to promote resilience and longevity in the teaching profession. It will cost £150 per teacher.

The training will:

  • introduce mindset (theory and evidence of impact)
  • provide practical tips for developing a growth mindset in the classroom
  • offer suggestions for building personal resilience

4. Follow-up half day inset

This service is £1,000 per school, plus travel and accommodation costs for two trainers.

If you have already bought our mindset intervention package from us via the above route or another project and you would like us to come to you to train your whole school in mindsets we can send two of our trainers to you. The training, which takes half a day and will consist of:

  • introducing mindsets theory
  • exploring the existing evidence around mindset
  • help you to consider how to become a growth school in terms of everyday classroom practice and a whole school approach

Mindset intervention packages delivered at the University of Portsmouth:

1. Mindset intervention champions package

Contact us to find out when our next mindset intervention Champion Day is.

This service is suitable for educational and training institutions, as well as for community projects. This service costs £500 per person. 

This service includes our mindsets intervention materials (for use across your school/college or community) and a day of training in mindsets for the members of staff attending which include:

  • an introduction to mindsets
  • lesson plans for the 6 week intervention for use with the children that you are working with
  • a memory-stick containing ready to use/print materials (poster displays, learning materials) and a PowerPoint presentation for other stakeholders

2. Introductory mindset workshop

Contact us to find out when our next training date is.

This workshop is suitable for parents, teachers and community leaders.  It will cost £150 per attendee.

This three hour workshop, hosted here at the University of Portsmouth, is an engaging and interactive way to:

  • learn about mindset (theory and evidence of impact)
  • help you to consider how to develop a growth mindset culture in your community, home or school/college
  • get useful tips on developing growth mindsets in children and young adults

Other options:

Assessment package: Mindset and resilient learner questionnaire

This package is suitable for educational and training institutions (e.g. schools, colleges and higher education), as well as community groups.  We can assess mindsets and resilience where children are at least 8 years old.  It costs £200 for up to 100 children, £400 for up to 300 children, and £600 for up to 600 children.

We can send you our Resilient Learner Questionnaire’s Learning tool to measure whether your pupils’ are helpless (related to fixed mindsets) or mastery (related to growth mindsets).  All you have to do is administer the questionnaires and send them to us, we do the rest: inputting and analysing the data, interpreting it and providing you with a report with recommendations.  The assessment package is also useful if you want to measure the change in learning from before and after an intervention.

Positive edge education

Should you wish to access online materials for your school or college, Growing Learners recommend Positive Edge Education.  Having advised them on their materials and worked with them on a funded project, their materials are underpinned by appropriate theory and research in the field and are incredibly professional and engaging.  Their online services can be found by clicking here: https://positiveedgeeducation.com/

 

Story books about mindsets

We have created original books for a range of ages, communicating the mindset message in beautifully illustrated stories. Have a look at our latest addition.

 Mystery of Mrs. Raven by Growing Learners Team and Florence Whelon, illustrations by Richard Heathcote

This book aims to promote growth mindsets by highlighting the importance of tackling challenges, learning from mistakes, persistence and resilience in the face of difficulties.

Story: Jo has started at a new school, leaving her old school behind with all its familiarity and comfort. She's faced with the challenge of making new friends and meeting her new teacher, Mrs Raven. But there's something mysterious about this school; pupils seemed to be scared of learning and Jo can't work out why. Follow Jo's journey of discovery as she starts finding out more about her spooky new school.

Audience: It's a great story for parents to read to younger children or for independent readers aged 8 - 11 years. At the end of the book, you will find some questions for discussion to interact with your children, as well as mindset learning points.

Available on Amazon and Createspace


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Arthur the Wizard by Growing Learners Team and Bryony Noble, illustrations by Anastasia Vandycheva

This book aims to promote growth mindsets by highlighting the importance of tackling challenges, learning from mistakes, persistence and resilience in the face of difficulties.

Story: Arthur is a young wizard who is desperate to learn how to do spells. Thanks to his best friend Annie, the tiny Lilly and the funny Whizz Band, he will take on an exciting journey to learn how to finally persist in the face of challenges, mistakes and practice… and create a magnificent tool to help him become a resilient learner. Beware, this book includes wrong notes, burning cakes and muddy colours!

Audience: It's a great story for parents to read to younger children or for independent readers aged 6-10 years. At the end of the book, you will find some questions for discussion to interact with your children, as well as mindset learning points.

Available on Amazon and Createspace


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The Art Competition by Growing Learners Team and Florence Whelon, illustrations by Anastasia Vandycheva

This book aims to promote growth mindsets by highlighting the importance of tackling challenges, learning from mistakes, persistence and resilience in the face of difficulties.

Story: Hope is a young girl whose goal is to win the art contest organised by her school. Nobody could rival her painting skills, except maybe her twin sister, Faith. She is her best friend and competitor, who is passionate about art and who always seem to do better than Hope.

As the results of the competition come closer, Hope gets more anxious and doubts about her abilities. Does she really have what it takes to win the first prize? Find out how Hope overcomes her fears and really enjoy the process of creativity thanks to her friends Jo and Leo.

Audience: It's a great story for parents to read to younger children or for independent readers aged 8 - 11 years. At the end of the book you will find some questions to discuss with your children and some Mindset learning points.

Available on Amazon and Createspace


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The tale of Lucy Bell who wanted to learn to read and spell by Growing Learners Team and Victoria Devonshire, illustrations by  Richard Heathcote

This book aims to promote growth mindsets by highlighting the importance of tackling challenges, learning from mistakes, persistence and resilience in the face of difficulties.

Story: Lucy struggles to learn how to read and spell at school. She wishes she could be like John, who seems to find learning easy. She describes how sad she feels and that she is frightened of trying for fear of making mistakes. Her kind teacher explains to her about growth mindsets and she begins to realise what the ingredients are for successful learning.

Audience: This is a great story for parents and teachers to read to younger children or for independent readers aged 5-9 years. At the end of the book, you will find some questions for discussion with your children, as well as Mindset learning points.

Available on Amazon and Createspace.


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Joseph's Play

Story: Joseph is an outgoing and popular boy at primary school. However, underneath his confidence, he carries a “shyness bug”: a secret that he does not want to share with anybody. Throughout the story, we see that Joseph can feel very worried about new or unfamiliar situations, particularly the daunting prospect of starting secondary school or performing in the annual school play, in front of all his new teachers.

Gathering all his courage, and with the help and encouragement of his teachers, Joseph auditions for the role of Chai the mouse. There is one problem though: Ruby, his competition, a ‘natural’. Ruby, filled with confidence and self-assurance, claims she never makes mistakes and is adamant she’ll get the part. Will Joseph be able to fight his shyness bug and be resilient enough to be able to audition, and even perform in front of everyone?

Audience: This is a great story for parents to read to younger children or for independent readers aged 8 - 11 years. At the end of the book you will find some questions to discuss with your children and some Mindset learning points.

Available on Amazon and Createspace.

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Growing Learners Mobile App

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We have developed a parents’ application for mobile devices to support children’s growth mindset development at home. In this App, many activities will help the family to embed the growth mindset approach into their daily lives, to promote challenge and to demonstrate the malleability of intelligence. The Growing Learners App is a direct result of our previous projects implemented within our Growing Learners Team at the University of Portsmouth.

The activities of the App are:

  • What are mindsets: to explain the theory behind growth and fixed mindset.
  • Tips for parents to help build a growth mindset with the children. 
  • Journey to Success board game, designed for the whole family to play to get you thinking about the different ways we can deal with challenges and setbacks.
  • George’s Story: Story, questions and points for discussion about George, a dog who goes through various obstacles before becoming a brave learner.
  • A cartoon which demonstrates two different approaches to dealing with challenge with different consequences.
  • Mistakes board: You can use this tool to encourage you and your children to be open about mistakes, think about what you can all learn from mistakes, and what you could do differently next time
  • The Resilient Learner Questionnaire: Made of 30 items especially for children from 7 to 18, this questionnaire is designed to measure their perceptions of their own learning behaviour. Helped by their parents, they will need to answer those 30 questions by rating how much they agree with each statement. At the end of this activity, they will receive the result, named as “Your Learning Orientation score”, with explanations about the meaning of high and low scores.

Download the Growing Learners App Disclaimer regarding the activity in the Resilient Learner Questionnaire

The Growing Learners Mobile App will be available soon on Android and iOS platforms.