Presentation on theme: "King Edward VI School Bury St Edmunds. How have we identified the students? What are the characteristics of G & T students? Implications and expectations."— Presentation transcript:
How have we identified the students? What are the characteristics of G & T students? Implications and expectations Discussion – how can you best support your child? Making the most of school Looking ahead – preparing for university (from now?) Finding out more
Core group - top 35 students in Year group Data - combination of indicators Teacher nominations
He or she may Be a good reader Be very articulate or verbally fluent for his/her age Give quick verbal responses (which can appear cheeky) Have a wide general knowledge Learn quickly Be interested in topics which one might associate with an older child Communicate well with adults (often better than their peer group) Have a range of interests, some of which are almost obsessions Show unusual and original responses to problem-solving activities Prefer oral to written activities Be logical Be self-taught in his/her own interest areas Be a perfectionist
Have an ability to work out things in his/her head very quickly Be artistic Be musical Excel at sport Have strong views and opinions Have a lively and original imagination/sense of humour Be very sensitive and aware Focus on his/her own interests rather than what is being taught Be socially adept Appear arrogant or socially inept Be easily bored by what s/he perceives as routine tasks Show a strong sense of leadership Not necessarily be well behaved or well liked by others Be just like any other teenager! THESE ARE NOT ALL POSITIVES!
Tracking and monitoring: progress checks Expected achievement: 8 A* – A Take up enrichment opportunities: Cambridge visits; Conferences etc.
Study at home Emotional and personal Broadening horizons
Work the teachers hard! Additional opportunities Asking for guidance - make it specific Study facilities and resources Talk to other clever students - about the subject Keeping in touch (parents)
Good degrees from ‘good’ universities Oxford & Cambridge – ambition and pragmatism Study the right subjects Extra-curricular?
School website – Gifted and Talented Cambridge University and UEA courses for gifted and talented
Teachers in department asked to identify subject specific G&T students Seating plans highlight G&T students (core and subject specific) Individual and sequences of lessons include stretch and challenge / extension activities Homework designed to be an extension of learning Extra provision for G&T students e.g. clubs, lunchtime sessions, trips etc.
Drawing students’ attention to extra-curricular activities on offer e.g. Latin, Mandarin, Philosophy Club, Debating Society Offering enrichment activities: Discovery Day (History and Archaeology), Cambridge College / Museum trip, Humanities Extended Project, Field Academy Monitoring student progress on G04Schools, liaising with Heads of College and Tutors about progress, and offering intervention where appropriate A person to contact with any questions or concerns for students and parents