Supporting our Students
To support our More Able, Gifted and Talented pupils we will have:
Students are set by ability in core subjects and some foundation subjects such as languages. Other subjects will be taught in banded sets (e.g. geography, history and RE as humanities sets) and some subjects will be taught in mixed ability groups (e.g. Art, Music, Drama, PE).
Department Policies and Plans
Each department has a policy and development plan for MAGT students. This includes the means of identifying these students and strategies to cater for their needs.
A register of More Able, Gifted and Talented students
We use a range of data to identify more able, gifted and talented students (MAGT):
- We analyse results from National Curriculum Tests and Cognitive Ability Tests to identify MAGT students.
- We also ask subject teachers to identify MAGT students and nominate them to be registered through department identification policies.
The MAGT register specifically indicates the curriculum areas in which the student has been identified as having strengths. Subject teachers and tutors are kept informed so that progress can be monitored closely.
When students are placed on the MAGT register parents are informed and provided guidance on how they can support children with their learning.
The school has targets, overall and at subject level, for attainment and achievement of MAGT students.
Websites to support More Able Gifted and Talented students and their parents: