Welcome to Gifted & Talented

What does 'Gifted & Talented' mean?

The government defines Gifted & Talented learners as "children and young people with one or more abilities developed to a level significantly ahead of their year group" (or with the potential to develop those abilities).

  • Gifted describes learners who have the ability to excel academically in one or more subjects such as English, Technology, Science, Mathematics, Humanities, Languages.
  • 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.

Toot Hill Policy and Provision

The school policy of 'Gifted and Talented' provision was agreed by the Governing Body in February 2008. This was then updated and approved in June 2014. This includes detailed information on identification and provision. Copies of this are available on request from the school office. In addition, all departments have a subject specific Gifted & Talented policy and Gifted or Talented lists for each year group.

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The key point is that the registers act as markers for those needing extra challenge and support.

Additional provision for our Gifted & Talented learners, over and above that taking place in timetabled lessons, take a variety of forms: sports clubs and teams, music/instrumental provision, after school academies and summer schools. The Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday After School Academies administered by the Toot Hill Arts Academy begin in October and run through until June. Further information about the Academies is available from the Toot Hill Extra office, administered by Mrs Fiona Farmer.

If you have any further questions on how you can support your child or any questions relating to the provision please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Miss Michaela Middleton

Gifted and Talented Coordinator

April 2021


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