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Primary and Nursery School

Believe to Achieve


Minditude is about promoting a mindset and attitude to work that we want all of our pupils to develop. It is about children having a really strong work ethic – helping them to achieve as highly as possible in their education and also giving them attributes that they can use throughout their lives and in lots of different areas.



  • Grit: putting in the hours, sticking at it when the going gets tough, showing the determination and tenacity to see something through.
  • Effective: knowing how to learn, using resources, asking questions, using feedback, understanding your own strengths and weaknesses, being able to ask for help when needed, adopting different learning strategies.
  • Motivated: having ambition, taking on challenges, having goals and aspirations, having high expectations for yourself.
  • Switched-on: being ready to learn, listening, not fussing or getting distracted, knowing what you’re supposed to be doing, being focused and alert, being able to follow instructions.



  • Believing It – talk about the benefits of it and let the children know you think it’s important.
  • Modelling It – role-model it yourself and share your own experiences with pupils.
  • Naming It – be explicit and use the shared vocabulary: Minditude for having a good attitude and approach, The 4 Gems for reminding children of the different aspects – Grit, Effective, Motivated and Switched-On.
  • Finding It recognise it and look for it in every activity.
  • Integrating It make it a central part of your sessions and use it as a focal point for lessons, interventions, assemblies etc.
  • Encouraging It praise it and give out rewards for it.
  • Tracking It monitor the Minditude of the children you work with and ensure that it is developing over time.