When students are identified as Gifted and Talented, they are placed on the Gifted and Talented register.
The definitions for these categories, as stated by the department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) are as follows:
Gifted describes learners who have the ability to excel in academic subjects such as English or Geography. Talented describes learners who have the ability to excel in practical skills such as sport, leadership, artistic performance, or in an area of vocational skill, including areas which are pursued out of school. Students may be identified as Gifted and Talented in several different areas. The purpose of the register is to enable teachers to plan effectively for students’ progress, and also for students to access appropriate enrichment activities. Some Gifted and Talented activities may be organised by the school, others are organised by external providers, and students can apply for these activities independently. Websites which list opportunities for Gifted and Talented students include: www.debatechamber.com – one day courses and summer schools for those interested in Law, Philosophy, Journalism, Debating for KS3, KS4 and KS5 If your child has a talent in an area outside of school, please let us know.