“Mindset and Motivation
– a parent’s guide”


Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Bishop Ridley Primary School
Northumberland Ave, Welling, DA16 2QE
6.00 to 7.30pm


September 2018

Dear Parent,

You may be aware that more and more schools are embracing and embedding a new educational idea called mindset theory. It’s the work of Professor Carol Dweck of Stanford University.

The idea is as simple as it is profound, and here at King Henry School we believe that every parent – without exception! - should know of Dweck’s work. We are therefore delighted to tell you that a parent presentation has been organized on this very theme. It’s called ‘Mindsets and motivation – a parent’s guide’ and you are warmly welcomed to attend.

 So what is mindset theory? In essence, it’s this: our mindset (the way we see ourselves and the world around us) shapes our behaviour. When that mindset is about a core concept such as intelligence, the effect can be profound. Our mindset can either weaken or strengthen our resolve, close or open our minds to feedback, lock or unlock our potential. In other words, get the mindset right and you get more progress, more success and more fulfillments; but get it wrong and opportunities close down. It’s as important as that.

The session will be delivered by Robin Launder, an expert in the subject. Robin has presented at schools, colleges and universities across the UK and abroad. His talk has been described as “an inspiration”, “uplifting”, “a lightbulb moment”. It’s fast-paced, entertaining and full of strategies to help you help your child get the most out of education – and, more than that, prepare him or her for life after King Henry School.

So, please accept this letter as an invitation to attend the parents’ presentation. But be aware: tickets are available on a first come, first served basis – so reserve asap.

Tickets:  FREE – but must be reserved

To reserve one or more places, email gillian.fisher@kinghenry.org.uk

We look forward to seeing you on the night.

For more information, please feel free to contact Gillian Fisher.

Kind regards,

Gillian Fisher
Senior Safeguarding Officer
King Henry School

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