Students are identified as being Able, Gifted and Talented on arrival into the school, and their names are placed on our Able, Gifted and Talented register. This register is updated annually, and parents are informed of their child’s abilities. They are also provided with guidance as to how they can support their child at home.

We encourage parents who feel their child may have a talent that has not been recognised in school to discuss the matter with their child’s tutor at any time. Provision for Able, Gifted and Talented students in school includes a full range of differentiation in lessons, workshops for Able, Gifted and Talented students, after school opportunities, support groups and cross-curricular targeted events.

Students will have personalised targets and these will be monitored by subject staff and tutors. Parents are encouraged to work with both their child and the tutor to ensure that their child is enjoying the school experience, and also feels challenged and inspired by the specialist curriculum provided. Parents of Gifted students will be invited to information evenings which will give details on how to help a Gifted child.