Research and case studies from education show that mindset and attitude are major factors in most of the important outcomes for students at post-16 age.
We have seen a positive impact on the attainment, wellbeing and behaviours of students and staff. The 4 Cs model is very accessible to all stakeholders and is now embedded in the school’s ethos. The next stage is to carry out (within a PhD programme) a formal analysis to better understand which interventions are most effective and how we can apply this to different groups of pupils.
A key emphasis within our classrooms is developing a growth mind-set amongst our learners at all levels. The MTQ48 questionnaire and the programme has been very effective in helping learners to be self-aware about their mindset – to understand their strengths and to understand where their mindset may hold them back – and to support students in attending to their needs in this area.
The mental toughness programme is accessible. It is easy to apply and fits extremely well with everything else we are doing and does appear to contribute to the development of our students. EBC has already put in place plans to carry on and extend this work in the future – including training a key member of staff to take a lead on this inside the college.