We embrace and nurture our most able students. We expand our curriculum offering exciting opportunities and setting challenging work to encourage their success.
Creating a challenging environment
We enrich and develop our curriculum to welcome, challenge and inspire our most able students. We introduce new activities, opportunities and extra-curricular experiences to push their abilities, aptitudes and interests.
Meeting the needs of our most able students
We identify our exceptionally or very able pupils. This helps our teachers to set more challenging, individual tasks for these students.
Where appropriate we will:
- Set individual work in class and for home
- Offer lunchtime, after-school and extra-curricular activities, including experiences at LEA weekend schools, colleges and universities
- Organise students into flexible groups
- Give most able pupils the chance to work with others of similar abilities and not necessarily the same age
- Provide opportunities for open-ended problem-solving and investigative work
- Give students access to stimulating supplementary materials and publications
- Help to develop the students’ study, thinking and personal organisation skills
Research and Learning
- Bloom’s Taxonomy
- Brunel Able Children’s Education Centre (UK)
- Multiple Intelligences (USA
- Resources on Howard Gardener’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences (USA)
- Teachingthinking.net (UK)
- Thinking Skills Vocabulary and Definitions (USA)