Growth Mindset (in-house)

Provider: InnerDrive
£599.00 + VAT Twilight Session
£699.00 + VAT Half day
£999.00 + VAT Whole day

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Description Our Growth Mindset Teacher CPD Workshops guide teachers on how to implement Growth Mindset theories in the classroom. The workshops explore the importance of effort, how mistakes help you learn, how to use setbacks as motivation and the importance of curiosity.
Duration Half day or 1 day

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Categories Primary, Secondary, Higher, Teaching and Learning, 14-19, KS2, KS3, KS4, Management, Teaching staff, Assistant Headteacher, CPD Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Head of Department / Faculty, Cross-curricular Themes, In school, After-school meetings, Aspiration Interventions, Meta-cognition and Self-regulation, Social and Emotional, Teacher Enquiry, School closure day, Coaching / Mentoring, Skills taught directly linked to learning in schools, encouraging pupils to apply the skills they learn, Staff commitment to programme and support for the consistent application of skills , Sensitive and targeted intervention may benefit at risk or more vulnerable pupils, Approaches to raise aspirations are not focused to increase learning, Teaching approaches that ensure students have the knowledge and skills to progress towards their goals , Generalisations in aspiration intervention are avoided, Monitoring the impact of any interventions or approaches if the goal is to improve attainment, There are approaches to support pupils working together, Tasks are designed carefully so that working together is effective and efficient, Provides teaching approaches which encourage learners to plan, monitor and evaluate their learning with careful implementation, Provides approaches to teach pupils explicit strategies to plan, to monitor and to evaluate their learning with and without support, Provides teaching approaches which encourage pupil engagement in planning and best approaches to tasks, Evaluation of process , Raising Aspirations/Expectations
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Our workshops give practical tips and suggestions to help teachers and their students develop their Growth Mindset.Key messages explored in the day include:

A History of Intelligence and Ability

  • Are you born smart or can you become smart?
  • A history of the IQ test and how it led to fixed mindset thinking
  • Famous case studies

The Role of Effort

  • Teach students that the brain can develop
  • Avoid labels
  • Purposeful Praise: effort over ability, effort over outcome

Making Mistakes

  • Mistakes are important to learning
  • Discussing their thought process
  • Creating a shame free environment
  • Purposeful praise: skill attainment, improvement, asking for feedback

Dealing With Setbacks

  • Highlight famous failures
  • Improve self-talk after a setback
  • Purposeful praise: grit, determination, persistence


  • Understanding that worst case scenarios hardly ever happen
  • Purposeful praise: curiosity, courage, choosing a difficult task
Evidence underpinning this approach

Our workshops and blogs are founded on the latest peer reviewed research in Neuroscience, Educational Psychology and Sports Psychology.  We are supported in this work by our research team. Our Growth Mindset workshops use research from Carol Dweck andother researchers to explore how students can develop their skills. 

A recent survey found that 98% of teachers believe that if their students have a growth mindset it will lead to improved student learning, but only 20% of them believe they are good at fostering a growth mindset and 85% want more training and practical strategies.

We have seen a real commitment from schools up and down the country to embrace this psychological theory which has generated some really positive strategies. These include tweaking how teachers give feedback to studentsencouraging self-reflection through good questioning and praising their processes instead of their natural abilities. Now teachers want more. The good news is that there is a growing body of research that may offer an increasingly better insight into how to develop a growth mindset environment. We explore this in our CPD.

How users/participants can evaluate success

The InnerDrive team will be more than happy to support you after the session and will be on hand to answer any ongoing questions you may have. 

We now work with over 120 schools in England and last year our coaches worked with over 25,000 students, teachers and parents.We receive consistantly excellent feedback from schools.

For a list of some of our clients, please see

Follow-up activities and support

teachers can take away our training materials pack to put their new techniques into practice at your school.

Download our free resources to use in your classroom. 

We also offer student workshops, and can help implement a growth mindset culture in your school.


Our CPD is led by company directors Bradley Busch, an HCPC registered psychologist and Edward Watson, a retired Army major.

Our in-house CPD means we can work with a large number of teachers and suit the timings of your day.

Associated Files File_icon Growth_Mindset.pdf

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