More Able and Gifted

We are committed to developing the gifts and talents of all our pupils to the full and through the Learning Challenge curriculum we encourage curriculum enquiry to deepen learning for all our pupils

For children identified as able, gifted and talented 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


An able child is an individual who consistently demonstrates performance, skills, knowledge and understanding at a level over and above that which is expected for a pupil of his or her age.

A gifted or talented child will be 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.


A Gifted and talented register is kept and reviewed annually. This identifies pupils who are identified as able, gifted or talented 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 able children through school assessment, target setting and tracking systems.

We use a variety of approaches to support able, gifted and talented children.

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

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

Deepening Learning