Gravel Hill School

 

More Able Pupils

More Able Pupils

We recognise more able pupils as those who have outstanding ability across a range of subjects/skills or within one area/subject. They will show curiosity, autonomy and the determination to take their learning forward in their own direction. Children may also demonstrate talents/aptitudes in a specific area including social/leadership and higher order thinking skills

Gravel Hill Primary School identifies “More Able” children based on evidence including teacher assessment and pupil data. It is important that children identified as “More Able” are provided the necessary challenges in lessons and given the opportunity to develop potential gifts and talents. The school has a register that is distributed to all staff and is a working document that is updated when required.

•We provide a broad, balanced and creative curriculum with many opportunities for our “high attaining” children to excel academically, artistically and within a range of sporting Activities.

•Teacher’s skills and high degree of subject knowledge enables work to be planned in breadth and depth whilst delivered at an appropriate pace. Our ‘Themed Days and Weeks’, extra- curricular clubs, visits made and visitors who come into school, all contribute to an enriched curriculum.

•Children are provided with ‘in depth’ learning which includes; high order questioning, differentiated activities that challenge children’s thinking and develop independent working, or encourage collaborative working within a group depending on the task. There is an emphasis in providing opportunities for the ‘More Able' children to be challenged in their thinking through:

•discussion and debate

•prediction

•deduction and inference

•justification

•reflection

•processing and analysis

•reasoning and arguing

•language richness and economy

•Children are also encouraged to raise questions and to ‘find out’ or research answers. The opportunity for children to develop and use their leadership skills to liaise with other classes in the school.

•Enrichment activities that gives high attaining pupils the opportunity to work together with other high attaining children on problem solving situations.