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Growth mindset and Mind UP

Growth Mindset

At Wessex we teach the children the difference of a fixed and a growth mindset. The children understand the key features of the brain and how it works.

Mind UP

Since September 2019 we have been following the Mind UP program. MindUP is the signature program of The Goldie Hawn Foundation, which was created in response to the global increase of childhood mental health concerns. Based firmly in neuroscience, MindUP gives children the knowledge and tools they need to manage stress, regulate emotions and face the challenges of the 21st century with optimism, resilience and compassion.


Brain Breaks


At Wessex every class has 3 brain breaks a day Teaching children to focus on and control their breathing can help them become less reactive and more reflective when feeling anxious or stressed. The more controlled breathing is practised, the more self-managed and mindful children can become.