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Raising aspirations — Sparsholt College

Summary

Based on Carol Dweck’s work on growth mindset, Sparsholt and Isle of Wight colleges' Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment project (OTLA 3) in 2017/19 developed a small, grassroots study designed to create a culture of high expectations that improves life chances for learners; motivates staff to improve their teaching practice, and inspires them to further develop positive outcomes. Activities included a pilot project to raise GCSE English students' motivation; an emotional resilience programme for students, and increased the capacity and expertise of college staff, to sustain the approach post-project through observing practice, sharing strategies for learner development and building relationships. 

Resource Type: Case study
Web link for this resource: etf3047 OTLA Sparsholt.zip