What are schools really looking for?
With competition for places in top schools fiercer than ever, and their academic requirements now being achieved by so many, exam results are no longer the differentiator they once were. Schools are now looking to a child’s genuine potential to fit in and thrive and for multiple intelligences across the spectrum, from physical to emotional, with a focus on these three things:
Resilience: This means getting back up after a fall. It’s about teaching our kids that mistakes are not a bad thing, but an opportunity for learning and growth.
Growth mindset: This is about praising the process, and not the results. We all want to tell our kids how great they are, but it’s more important to focus on the effort, hard work and practice that has allowed them to succeed.
Confidence: This is not to be confused with arrogance. It is not about your child thinking they are the best. Teaching confidence is about helping children to be aware of their strengths and weaknesses and to learn how to play to their strengths.
Role Models is running 12 unique Confidence & Resilience Courses over the 2016 Summer holidays in South-West & North-West London locations. The courses will focus on combining core competencies looked for by the top selective schools with a more general focus on mindset growth.