Able, Gifted and Talented students

Early identification of able, gifted and talented students enables us to cater to their specific needs by providing challenging and varied ways of learning. A dedicated Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator works closely with Heads of Department to provide a programme of study which includes master classes and extra-curricular activities

Key Stage 3

Students with SEND are supported in a variety of ways depending on their individual needs, examples include:

  • Literacy support – this is offered as a discrete provision in small groups, delivered by trained staff.
  • In-class support is offered to those students who would benefit from extra help in lessons, however, we do encourage students to be independent learners and not to become over-reliant on Learning Support Assistants (LSAs)
  • Curriculum Support Assistants are available in English, and Science.
  • Support during Y9 in making option choices.

Key Stage 4

Students with SEND continue to receive support as necessary in KS4. Additionally:

  • Students with learning needs are assessed at the end of KS3 for exam concessions and supported in exams accordingly.
  • A provision called Foundation Learning is available to some students with SEND in KS4. Some students have the option to attend a college course one day a week.
  • During KS4, students with SEND are supported in making appropriate choices for further training or college courses when they leave school.