Gifted and Talented
At Highweek Primary School we care for pupils and their needs, talents and wide interests throughout their school career.
Every pupil has individual gifts and abilities. Our school recognises this and is committed to ensuring that all pupils have the chance to succeed and realise their potential in a quality learning environment that is safe, secure, caring, purposeful and stimulating.
Highway Primary School has a policy for more able, gifted and talented pupils so that we can effectively meet the needs of these children.
Gifted and talented Definitions
Gifted pupils are defined as:
Children who are achieving or have the potential to achieve in advance of their peers in one or more academic subject
And talented pupils as:
Those who have enhanced creative, musical, sporting or artistic ability.
At Highweek we believe that all children should receive an education that motivates and allows them to succeed and achieve. We strive to provide creative and challenging lessons that meet the needs of the individual.
It is important to note that G&T register is fluid and flexible and therefore your child will not necessarily remain on it indefinitely. It will be monitored reviewed and updated on a regular basis.
How do we identify gifted and talented children?
At Highweek we identify children as gifted and talented when they either perform above national expectations for their age or demonstrate particular strategies or styles of learning.
How do we provide for our gifted and talented children?
Differentiation within class- including extension activities and challenges
Problem solving and open ended tasks
Independent study – encouraging all children to become “independent learners” by organising their own work both in school and out of school.
How are Parents/Carers kept informed?
At Highweek we aim to keep parents fully updated on a child’s progress and achievements through informal meetings, by letter or during Parent interviews. If as a parent you would like to discuss your child’s progress at any time throughout the year then an appointment can be made with the class teacher at both your convenience.
How Parents/Carers can help?
At Highweek we encourage Parents and Carers to contribute to the school’s understanding of their child. Keeping the school informed of any awards, competition or out of school interests that they have. Encourage your child’s interests by enrolling them in a club outside of school which will further nurture and encourage your child’s talent or gift. Above all by showing interest in your child’s learning, sharing enthusiasm for study, encouraging homework visits to libraries, museums and out of school courses will encourage your child and help them reach their full potential.