Pupils demonstrate strong self-awareness in very thoughtful and detailed self-reflection about their own progress, strengths and areas for development.
Alongside a strong moral code, we strive to equip our pupils with the intellectual character to be effective thinkers and learners. Our approach is to embed the principles of ‘Growth Mindset’ so that every individual sees their intelligence as something which will grow through the adoption of the correct attitude, skills, knowledge and values.
From the earliest stages of learning, pupils are encouraged to recognise the requirements needed to tackle certain tasks. This will ensure they understand the processes as well as the outcomes. Curriculum tasks are set to develop the following intellectual character traits in all Androvians:
Children have the chance to discover their own strengths and passions, to make mistakes in safety, to show ambition and take risks. We allow our children to be children but a ‘growth mindset’ approach prepares them for the realities of the world beyond the school. Androvians are encouraged to take responsibility from an early age and the broader St Andrew’s Prep community of children, parents and teachers provides the context from which our children learn about their responsibility for the wider world.
Our children leave us with an education in the true sense of the word. Their broad academic grounding is the perfect foundation from which to specialise at senior school and the range of sports and non-academic pursuits provides the counterbalance.