Gifted and Talented

We aim to provide a curriculum that is appropriate to the needs and abilities of all our children. We plan our teaching and learning in such a way that we enable each child to reach for the highest level of personal achievement. We recognise and support the needs of those children in our school who have been identified as ‘gifted’ and ‘talented’ according to national guidelines.

What does gifted and talented mean?

Gifted describes pupils who have the ability to excel academically in one or more subjects. This includes children with the potential to develop these abilities. They are working at a level significantly above the national expectation for their age group or above the level of others in their class in an academic subject such as English or mathematics.

Talented describes pupils who have the ability to excel in practical skills such as sport, leadership, artistic performance

All children in the school, whether gifted, talented or otherwise, benefit from a rich curriculum that is designed to meet their needs and interests.  Teachers take into account the different abilities of all the learners when planning lessons.  Tasks are differentiated so that an appropriate level of challenge leads to good progress. 

All pupils require depth in their learning in order to secure the expected standard, and some pupils will go deeper still in their learning and understanding - exceeding the expected standards. This approach is focussed on deep, secure learning for all, with extension (widening and broadening their knowledge skills and understanding) rather than acceleration (rapidly moving on to new content).

The overall aim is to provide high quality instruction with appropriate support, and allow enough time for understanding and practice, then all pupils have quality opportunities to master/meet the expected standard by the end of the year, with some pupils also exceeding the expected standard by the end of the year.

Gifted and Talented Policy

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