La Sainte Union

La Sainte Union Catholic School

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"The school's values of tolerance, respect and compassion permeate throughout the curriculum."

Ofsted 2016

"Pupils thrive academically, spiritually, socially and emotionally."

Ofsted 2016

"Staff and the pupils are rightfully proud of the beautiful and large school site."

Ofsted 2016

"Both pupils and their teachers have high aspirations for their achievements, both culturally and academically."

Ofsted 2016

How to help your daughter to make good progress at LSU

Please click here for tips on how to help your daughter to make maximum progress at LSU.

How can we create a Growth Mindset?

FIXED MINDSET

Intelligence is static.

Leads to a desire to look smart and therefore a tendency to:

  • Avoid challenges
  • Give up easily due to obstacles
  • See effort as fruitless
  • Ignore useful feedback
  • Be threatened by others' success


GROWTH MINDSET

Intelligence  can be developed.
Leads to a desire to learn and therefore a tendency to:

  • Embrace challenges
  • Persist despite obstacles
  • See effort as the path to mastery
  • Learn from constructive criticism
  • Be inspired by others' success

 

A Fixed Mindset

  • I am good at maths. I find it easy
  • Everyone tells me I am great at maths
  • I am in the top group
  • This is a difficult maths problem
  • I’m good at maths
  • I don’t have to try hard
  • I can’t do this
  • Maybe I am not good at maths

 

Habits of Effective Learning

  • Resilience:
    Absorption
    Manage distractions
    Noticing
    Perseverance

 

  • Reciprocity:
    Collaboration
    Listening and Empathy
    Imitation
    Interdependence

 

  • Resourcefulness:
    Questioning
    Making links
    Imagining
    Reasoning
    Capitalising

 

  • Reflectiveness:
    Planning
    Revising
    Distilling
    Meta-learning

 

  • Motivation
    What motivates us?
    What motivates young people to put effort into their learning at home?

 

  • Are rewards useful?
    When young people are doing something they find interesting, promises of rewards reduces motivation
    “We might be wise to avoid bribing, incentivising, or otherwise rewarding children to do things that we believe are truly important.”
    Rob Yeung PhD, Educational Psychologist

 

  • What doesn’t motivate?
    Punishments
    Sanctions
    Criticism

 

  • What works?
    Praise effort and strategy
    Talk through homework set
    Talk together about new ideas and interests, particularly the books they are reading
    Planning (together) daily work routines and ways of managing distractions

 

  • Physical and Emotional Wellbeing
    We are supporting you with healthy eating
    Exercise and fresh air
    Sufficient sleep – average 9 hours high quality sleep essential

 

Parents may find this link useful: https://www.ted.com/ (TED Talk)

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