Professional Development for Quality Teaching


Gifted and Talented

Published: Jul 2020
15 mins


Staff at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School in Hastings and the nearby Helenswood Performing Arts College are followed as they go about identifying their gifted and talented pupils.

Ten per cent of pupils at every primary and secondary school are identified as gifted or talented and placed on a register. This programme looks at the provision in places for these children and at the role governors have played in implementing and monitoring the G&T programme.

Higher order thinking skills, open ended investigations, lunchtime and after school clubs are among the approaches addressing the needs of the G&T students.

At both schools, the G&T coordinators are currently undergoing lead teacher training and governors at both schools play a crucial monitoring role.

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