Able, Gifted, and Talented
Able, Gifted and Talented
Notton House Academy welcomes pupils with a wide range of abilities. Each pupil is an individual of great value, and every young person is able, gifted, and/ or talented in their own unique way.
We strive to provide a secure, yet challenging educational environment which will stimulate the development of all students and enable them to maximise their potential.
- Able – Pupils who achieve at a higher level in comparison to their peers within their year group, in one or more curriculum subjects in the statutory curriculum. The able register identifies the children and the area in which they are able. A child can be able in more than one area of the curriculum.
- Gifted – This definition is more difficult to define, but can include pupils who achieve at a significantly higher level in comparison to their peers. The gifted register identifies the children and the area in which they are gifted. This includes those who have a significantly higher literacy age compared to their chronological age.
- Talented – This definition refers to pupils who display an enhanced ability or potential in art, music, PE, dance or creative art. The talented register identifies the children and the area in which they are talented.
To ensure that we accurately and consistently identify pupils who are, or who have the potential to be, able, gifted or talented, all staff will;
- Ensure that we provide for the learning needs of those children who have been identified as able, gifted or talented.
- Monitor the progress of children who have been identified as able, gifted or talented.
- Ensure that we prepare the children identified for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
For able pupils this may include –
- a challenge/extension task,
- teacher focused sessions,
- sharing work with other year groups,
- explaining their learning to other children,
- support from other schools,
- activities involving other schools.
For gifted pupils this may include –
- a self-directed task,
- an open-ended task,
- entering national competitions,
- mentoring other pupils,
- mini-project work opportunities.
For talented pupils this may include –
- sharing talents, a demonstration during PE lessons for example,
- allowing children time out of school for additional coaching or sporting/ musical opportunities (this is considered on an individual basis),
- a photo board of children excelling in their activities.
For more information, please contact Michelle Reysenn or Paul Kearley, by emailing through the 'Contact Us' page of the website.