Martin Griffin Shares His Mindset Mantras With Princethorpe Pupils

On Monday 18 September the College was delighted to welcome back educational researcher, Martin Griffin, the CEO of Mindset Character Education.

Martin visited the College to talk with this year’s Sixth Form, Year 11 and Year 10 pupils. He spoke about the characteristics of a successful student and shared his wisdom on the different techniques and mindsets required to achieve top grades. He is more than equipped to give expert advice in this area, having spent many years in teaching, including as Deputy Head Teacher at the Blue Coat School in Oldham, and in roles as Head of Faculty and Head of Department. He has seen a lot of successful and not so successful students over the years, so his strategies are based on real student experience and his presentation was full of excellent practical advice.

For all of our pupils Martin’s advice was timely, informative and constructive but it was especially relevant for our Lower Sixth and Year 10s who are at the start of their examination courses.

Dr Michael Reddish. Director of Studies said, “We are delighted that Martin has returned to present his A-level Mindset to our Sixth Form again, and especially pleased that this time he is also sharing his GCSE Mindset with Year 11 and Year 10 pupils. This is in response to the feedback we received from pupils and parents after his visit last year. His strategies have inspired much of our new study skills curriculum so staff will be following through on Martin’s visit today to reinforce his advice and techniques in the classroom and in exam preparation.”

He continued, “At Princethorpe we want our pupils to be the best they can be. We work hard to create a ‘can do’ environment and we know getting a ‘growth mindset’ as they focus on their studies will make a difference to their final grades.”