Gifted and Talented
King’s Hedges Educational Federal believes that:
• all students are entitled to be stretched and challenged
• the most effective gifted and talented provision is through good teaching and learning within the classroom
• by planning for the most able, overall standards are raised
Schools are required to identify approximately 10% of their pupils as ‘gifted’ learners and to ensure that they are broadly representative in terms of age, gender and ethnicity. As a result of this requirement, we identify the top attaining 10% of each year group in English and Maths and track the progress of these most able pupils as a separate group.
'Talented' learners are those who have particular abilities in sport, music, design or creative and performing arts.
Gifted and/or talented children may display some of the following characteristics:
• is intently focused
• asks insightful questions
• sees beyond the obvious
• provides creative and original solutions
• has a great intellectual curiosity
• learns easily and readily
• possesses unusual imagination
This list is not extensive nor does it mean a child is necessarily gifted if he/she displays some/all of these qualities.
Gifted and talented students are supported in the classroom in various ways, such as:
• being encouraged to practise self-evaluation and reflection on their work
• challenging tasks which demand higher order cognitive and intellectual skills
• more complex and open-ended tasks and flexible learning strategies
• receiving detailed feedback
• receiving targets that encourage progression and improvement
• extension and enrichment activities
The progress and attainment of those pupils identified as ‘gifted’ is analysed separately. Planning is checked on a termly basis to ensure that class teachers are stretching the most able pupils in the class room.
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Please click here to view an example of some excellent writing.
30 ace mathematicians from Key Stage 2 took part in a fast-paced maths challenge, kindly organised by the staff and sixth-formers from the Perse Independent School, Cambridge. Children worked in relay teams, having to apply their quick-thinking number skills to a range of maths problems. Overall, this was a fabulous afternoon and we thank the Perse for organising this fabulous challenge.