More Able And Gifted

More-Able and Gifted

At Wibsey Primary School we are committed to maximising the potential of all our pupils. Within our school there are a number of children whose performance or potential is significantly greater than that of their peers; these children are identified as ‘more-able’ or ‘gifted’.

 

Definition

A ‘more-able’ child is a pupil who consistently demonstrates performance, skills, knowledge and understanding over and above that which is expected for their age.

A gifted child is defined as an individual who demonstrates an outstanding strength or ability in a subject or activity. This may be evident in their school work, or an activity which is not part of the school’s everyday activities.

For children identified as ‘more able’ and gifted we aim to:

  • Provide an entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum;
  • Provide opportunities to work at a higher cognitive level and deepen understanding;
  • Provide opportunities to develop specific skills or talents;
  • Encourage curriculum enquiry through the ‘Learning Challenge’ curriculum and opportunities to develop higher order thinking skills, including critical and creative thinking;
  • Provide enrichment activities.

 

Provision

A ‘More-able and Gifted’ register is kept and reviewed annually. This identifies pupils who are identified as more-able or gifted and in which curriculum area. Pupils are identified through the use of assessment and teacher identification during the autumn of each academic year. All teaching staff are involved in the process of identification of more-able children through school assessment, target setting and tracking systems.

We recognise that our ‘more-able’ and gifted pupils have particular needs if they are to reach their potential and achieve success and we use a variety of approaches to support these pupils and enable them to achieve their full potential:

  • In class provision with planned opportunities to work at greater depth within the curriculum
  • The use of teacher and support staff specialisms to enhance the curriculum
  • Out of class activities such as after school clubs, peripatetic music classes, choir, school band
  • Regular opportunities for pupils to develop skills and interests in the wider curriculum through, for example; arts days, residential and day visits, theatre visits.
  • Setting for Literacy and Mathematics in Year 6

 

Throughout the year we plan specific opportunities for pupils to develop their specific gifts through planned activities.

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Spring 2016