Gifted and Talented

Our school recognises that there is no set definition of what constitutes a Gifted and Talented pupil. However, we draw on the definitions provided by the Department for Education (DfE). The DFE define Gifted and Talented pupils as children and young people with one or more abilities developed to a level significantly ahead of their year group (or with the potential to develop those abilities).

The terms Gifted and Talented are applied as follows:

Gifted children and young people are capable of excelling in academic subjects (such as English, Maths, Languages, History or Science).

Talented children and young people may who excel in areas of the curriculum where vision-spatial skills or practical abilities are developed, as well as academic skills (such as PE, drama, music or art and design). In addition to this, the broadest definition is taken into account, also, to include less easily acknowledged qualities such as leadership and interpersonal skills.

Measures taken to support each child will vary according to the individual and be detailed in a plan specific to them.  These may include:
  • In the early years and KS1, early readers may join a group from the class above.  The timetable is arranged to facilitate this.
  • In Literacy, every learner is given 'green pen' questions appropriate to their level to stretch and embed the learning point of each item of work.
  • In Numeracy, each class has differentiated ability groups and the more advanced groups will spend time with a dedicated maths teacher.
  • In Year 6, the most advanced learners will be challenged to achieve Level 6 (expected Level is 4) through small group work.