Gifted & Talented
We recognise that within our student population there will be individuals with outstanding abilities in a specific area of their experience or in several areas of their experience. It is our responsibility to ensure students are given the support and encouragement needed to develop their abilities and full potential. This support can come through extension work, advice and guidance. Students may exhibit giftedness and talent in a range of areas: Science, the arts and or in sport / music.
- To establish a definition of a gifted student and a definition of a talented student and ensure that there is a working understanding of the terms in staff.
- To treat all gifted students as individuals and develop programmes of extension work that allows them to feel confident in their abilities.
- To ensure that there is enough flexibility in programmes of study to allow such differential development to take place.
- To keep parents fully aware of the additional provision being made.
- To celebrate the success of such students in a variety of ways.
- To encourage all students to develop their individual knowledge and skill and fulfill their potential.
- To create a school culture that fosters tolerance and respect for students who demonstrate high level skills in specific interest areas.
- All teaching staff have a responsibility to continually identify such students so that a register can be compiled and progress monitored.
- Departments are responsible for developing the individual strategies for such students, although they will be coordinated by the Gifted and Talented teacher and Assistant principal.
- Departments should ensure that differential learning is possible within all schemes of work.
- The Netherhall School will closely follow the work of national learning centres with specific expertise in these areas notably the Warwick University and the National Academy of Gifted and Talented Youth.
- The school will be proactive in securing external funding to support out of hours learning for these students.
- The schools development strategy encompasses a genuine commitment to flexible learning, e – learning, the arts and sport as key ways to advance these students and this is reflected in its new build programme.
Wysing Young Artists Talent Program
Wysing Young Artists (WYA) is a new 6 month talent programme for young artists and curators age 13 -19 years in the Eastern region with artist led retreats and mentoring by professional regional artists. The programme is modelled on the Arts Council Escalator talent programme run by Wysing Arts Centre for professional artists and aims to assist young people in developing their own arts practise and to give them a taste of the professional arts world.
GIFT comes to Hatfield Peveral
GIFT, providers of internationally-renowned enrichment courses, have organised a series of stand alone Masterclasses at the request of local parents and schools. The venue will be the Cardfields Residential Study Centre, Hatfield Peverel, Essex. For more information please download the GIFT goes to Hatfield Peverel flyer or visit… www.giftltd.co.uk
University Tasters at the University of East Anglia
Our Subject Tasters and Summer Schools offer high-achieving students in years 11-12 the chance to:
- Experience university style teaching
- Learn more about a subject that interests them
- Meet current undergraduate and postgraduate students
- Visit a campus university
- Stay in university halls of residence on our Summer Schools
- Mix with students from other schools and parts of the country
- Enhance their UCAS application
All events are supervised by CRB checked staff/students, so students are welcome to attend unaccompanied.
FREE/Half-price places and support with transport costs are available to students in need of financial assistance.
Visit www.uea.ac.uk/universitytasters to browse our events and make a booking.