Marie Stewart

Primary Teacher

Chapelside Primary School

  • Growth Mindset

What happens when interim checks are introduced during learning?


 McLean (2010) discusses the importance of pupil motivation within classrooms. He suggests that children need to be self-motivated in order to produce a higher level of work. Furthermore; Dweck (2010) explains that children who value their own work as important and take the time to construct their work to a high standard are more likely to transfer these skills across all curricular areas. This was a particular area of interest due to the nature of change in the quality of work that was being produced within class.


 The aim of this enquiry was to discover whether a check point during the lesson would be beneficial to the overall outcome of the lesson. It was to find out if the children were capable of handing in a better quality of work when stopped and advised to refocus.

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