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Maltman’s Mindsets

Pupils with a flexible mindset want to learn. They see effort and hard-work as a way to succeed, they learn from mistakes and know how they can improve.  We encourage our girls to embrace challenges and keep trying, even when it is hard. They learn from high quality, purposeful teacher feedback. We praise the process, pupil effort and individual development, encouraging girls to question their learning and foster a sense of curiosity. We set high, challenging, yet realistic expectations of all our girls, empowering them to manage how they view themselves and others, and to do so in a positive, helpful way. Our core values are the vital foundations of learning and are carefully nurtured:

  • Empathy: you put yourself in other people’s shoes and understand how they are feeling.
  • Collaboration: you work well in a group.
  • Independence: you think for yourself and work well on your own.
  • Perseverance: you keep working at things, even when they are tricky.
  • Reflection: you think about what went well and what you could improve on, and think about what that means for you in the future.
  • Respect: you treat people well, even if they are different from you or you disagree with them.

“Pupils’ self-confidence and self-esteem are outstanding. Pupils embrace the school’s values, known as the Maltman’s Mindsets, which encourage pupils to see effort and hard work as a way to succeed and to learn from their mistakes. Throughout the school, pupils are not afraid of failure when they are allowed to exercise their own initiative.” ISI Focused Compliance and Educational Quality Inspection Report 2022

We are proud of the broad and varied education we offer. We are passionate about developing and fostering a growth-mindset in our girls, enabling them to react to a changing world, and provide them with the skills to change the world around them.