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Tips and Activities to Make Quarantine Fun for Children


Click this link for GROWTH MINDSET support during lock down:

Supporting your child with a



So how can we help our children overcome the fear of making mistakes and the need for perfection? 


My biggest suggestion is to support your child in setting LEARNING GOALS rather than achievement goals.

You can explain to them that scores and achievements do not matter as much as what they're actually learning.

Help them understand what they're learning really means, how it changes their thinking, and how they can apply it in the future to achieve their dreams and goals. 

Another tip for helping your child overcome perfectionism is to get them comfortable making imperfect things.

Arts and crafts are one of the best ways to do this!

Use this resource (attached below) and make "My OOPSpace Journal" for your child to exercise their creativity and practise making imperfect things.

I recommend printing this journal double-sided but please be sure to test how to do it with your printer in advance.

For more support on helping your child deal with perfection click this link:


Parents Guide to Growth Mindset

Our Growth Mindset characters

Welcome to Gatehouse's Growth Mindset page for parents!


First, I would like to say thank you for all of the parents that were able to attend my session last week - for those who were unable to attend, I have attached the Powerpoint for you to see.  The information within it will provide you with an overview of what a growth mindset is and how we intend to support and promote these positive learning behaviours in the children.


The new initiative will be launched with the children by the end of this school year, so please do ask them about it!  


I have also created a Growth Mindset page and a Wellbeing Assembly page on the children's section of the website - this will be updated next year with examples of the learning behaviours in action, so keep dropping in to see how the school and the children are getting along!


If you have any questions, please do let me know.


Thank you for your continued support,


Mrs Deacon



Parent Meeting PowerPoint - Growth Mindset