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Gifted and Talented 2013/14. I. The G&T register. Each subject area is required to identify those students who are ‘gifted’ or ‘talented’. Teachers should nominate students to the cohort based on a range of both qualitative and quantitative methods, to include:

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The G&T register

Each subject area is required to identify those students who are ‘gifted’ or ‘talented’.

Teachers should nominate students to the cohort based on a range of both qualitative and quantitative methods, to include:

  • Information from previous schools
  • Internal assessment data (formative and summative)
  • External assessment data (GCSEs, BTEC’s etc.)
  • Performance data (for example Fischer Family Trust)
  • Subject specific identification criteria (as appropriate)

We are looking for the top 5 - 10% of each year group, per subject area.

For an average year group, this would identify the top 10 students in languages, in maths, in ICT, in drama etc.

Gifted learnershave abilities in one or more subject areas and the potential to attain distinctly above average for that cohort.

The definition of a Gifted pupil at St Mary’s

A pupil who shows an interest in a subject area beyond the constraints of the curriculum. They have the ability to learn quickly and a desire to acquire knowledge over a wide range of subjects. They show abilities to a level significantly higher than others in the same year group. They are nominated by subject staff and if they appear on the lists for three subject areas they will be defined as a gifted pupil.

Talented learners display practical skills and have the potential to be distinctly above average in one or more areas of human performance.’

The definition of a Talented pupil at St Mary’s

A pupil who shows exceptional ability in Music, Physical Education and Art. They must produce work well above that of what is usually expected for pupils of their age.

Challenges accepted theories

A G&T student…

Is an autonomous learner

Asks searching questions

Is a divergent (unusual) thinker

Has a vivid imagination

May have a keen sense of humour

Learns quickly


The Intervention Programme

Phase 1.

Students who have been identified as Gifted or Talented will work on an enrichment project in VERTICAL groups (i.e. across the key stages) in a SUBJECT area. Each subject (or faculty if more appropriate) will need a member of staff to MENTOR the group through their project.

Phase 2.

The whole G&T cohort will attend training on public speaking, presentation skills and deliver their groups findings/work at an evening CONFERENCE EVENT based in school in front of parents, peers and guests.

Great Lives

This years project is to research and learn about the contribution made by a specific person to your ‘G&T’ subject area…

  • For example,
  • Who came up with Calculus and how does it work?
  • Did Andy Warhol turn pop art into a lifestyle?
  • Why was Tesla called “The mad scientist” and is this accurate?
  • Who is the greatest living author/inventor/designer/scientist ?
What does it involve?

Each group will be allocated a subject coach and mentor to bounce ideas off and to guide you through…

Phase 1:

Be Inspired, be motivated, be a young leader.

Develop your research skills and leave the curriculum behind…

Phase 2:

Be Inspiring, be motivational, be a team player.

Develop your presentation skills and leave your comfort zone behind…

Great Lives: the event

Each group to have a max of *** mins to present and argue the case for their ‘great life’ to a panel of experts and the audience.

The panel of experts will have the opportunity to ask questions and give immediate feedback on the presentations (X-factor or the Voice style)

After all the presentations there will be a drinks/snacks breaks and the opportunity for all guests to vote for ‘the greatest life’. Voting via – counter/ball in the tub for instant visual feedback.

The results will be announced at the end of the evening and prizes given…

Development of Existing Study Skills

Increased Motivation

The benefits for the Students

Increased Confidence


New Skills

Broaden Horizons

New Experiences

How to assist your gifted or talented child

Below are a few websites which you may find useful:

MENSA – The high IQ Society

Government information

National association for Gifted children.

Potential Plus uk.

Youth sports trust – Gifted and Talented in P.E.