We believe in the development of the whole child and that every individual should have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. We all work together, alongside parents to identify children who are, or have the potential to be, ‘gifted’ and/ or ‘talented’. Your child might be identified because they show a high level of ability in Maths, English, Science or another academic subject, or they might be identified because they show a high level of ability in art, sport, drama or other activities.

What we offer:

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum that is both challenging and enriching, that stimulates the children and provides opportunities for pupils to have a voice in their learning. We ensure that the work provided for children is at an appropriate level and that children have opportunities to work collaboratively and independently. Sometimes we are able to offer children sessions working in gifted and talented groups, on different work, outside the classroom.

We have special events throughout the year, such as our speciality weeks, where children get to work outside of the classroom or with other teachers. These events allow children to experience a broader curriculum and apply their learning.

We monitor children’s emotional development closely and where appropriate we may offer support from our Learning mentors.

Our wide range of after school clubs also allow children to develop their talents further. In Key Stage 2 our ‘options’ programme on Friday afternoons enables children to personalise their learning. Children can choose activities such as sports, dance, arts, science or ICT activities. They are then able to develop their skills in smaller groups.

Sometimes we receive information about special events taking place within the Local Authority. We will pass this information on to parents so that advantage can be taken of these additional opportunities. In the past children have taken part in Mbuwala Choir, STEM workshops (Science and Technology) and animation activities.

Please take a look in the ‘News’ section of our website, under parent workshops, for ideas and suggestions of things you can do to support your child.

You can read our ‘gifted and talented’ policy in the policies section of the website.

If you think that your child may have a special gift or talent, please talk to their class teacher.