Have you ever heard of the wonderful concept of The Growth Mindset? Ah, it is a concept as vast and beautiful as one of Picasso's paintings. To us at The Premia Academy, it is the understanding that our abilities are not set in stone, but can be developed and nurtured through hard work and perseverance. This driving belief makes our school a place where students are encouraged to become confident, resilient, and successful individuals. If this is what you have in mind for your child, keep reading!
At the Premia Academy, students learn that success is not just about having natural talent, but is largely determined by the effort and dedication they put into their work. The teachers and staff emphasize the importance of hard work and perseverance, and highlight the struggles and efforts of successful individuals to inspire students to work hard towards their own goals.
But it's not just about working hard, students at the Premia Academy are also encouraged to embrace challenges and take risks. In a positive and supportive learning environment, students receive meaningful feedback that focuses on their progress and improvement, helping them understand that their abilities are not fixed, but can grow and improve with practice and hard work.
Students are taught valuable problem-solving skills through partner programmes like Creya’s Design thinking and Metamorphosis’ Entrepreneurship. They are taught to approach challenges as opportunities to learn and grow, and are equipped with the tools to identify and analyze problems, generate solutions, and apply what they've learned to new situations. By doing this, students develop a sense of independence and confidence, becoming better equipped to handle life's challenges.
And when things don't go as planned, the Premia Academy teaches its students to be resilient. They learn that failure is not a personal failing, but a normal part of the learning process. With this understanding, students develop a refusal to give up, even in the face of adversity.
Finally, we’ve come to understand and accept that experience is the best teacher and so we model a growth mindset by encouraging our staff and teachers to approach challenges with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn and grow. This helps students understand that a growth mindset is not just an abstract concept, but is something that can be lived and practiced in daily life.
If you’re on the lookout for a school for your child, where they can grow to be capable future citizens, look for a school where students are equipped with tools like the growth mindset, that they may use to succeed in life.