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Supporting the Able, Gifted and Talented


A comprehensive one-day seminar for those working with able, gifted and talented pupils in maintained and independent schools. Focusing on the teaching and learning of academically more able pupils, we consider their characteristics and needs as learners, and explore ways of enlivening and accelerating their learning in and out of the classroom, including use of technology and other resources. We look at different perspectives on supporting these pupils, ways of tailoring provision to their individual needs and approaches to monitoring achievement and progress, including ISI inspection considerations. Discover the most effective ways of optimizing the learning experience of the able, gifted and talented in your school so that you’re placed well to enhance the educational outcomes for these pupils.

Preparation & Resources

Delegates are asked to bring…

- A copy of the school’s policy or guidance on provision for the more able
- Outline plan of a lesson or activity that successfully engaged and challenged the more able.  

Course Outline

1. The characteristics and needs of more able pupils
2. The national and international perspective
3. Tailoring provision in terms of pupils’ views, planning lessons and pupils’ experience beyond the classroom
4. The thinking classroom: asking questions, adding challenge, technology and the use of classroom time
5. Monitoring achievement: tracking progress and approaches on inspection
6. Ideas and resources

By the end of this session delegates will:                                                              

> Understand the characteristics and learning needs of more able pupils
> Be able to tailor teaching and lesson planning to the capabilities of the more able
> Be aware of a range of approaches to enliven and accelerate learning for more able pupils
> Know how policy is developing nationally and how ISI inspects provision for the able, gifted and talented
> Understand how to lead improvement in your school’s provision for these pupils

Location: ISIC Training Centre, 1st Floor, CAP House, 9-12 Long Lane, London EC1A 9HA

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