‘Most able’ pupils are those who have ability or abilities beyond the large majority of children in the school and who consequently require more challenging learning.
The aims of AGT in our school are as follows:
Planning ensures that more able pupils are sufficiently supported and challenged, so that children make at least expected progress from their starting point.
To support teachers in recognising the wide range of pupils’ talents and abilities.
To encourage and support the development of alternative approaches to teaching and learning that engage, extend and challenge more able and talented pupils at levels appropriate to their ability.
To provide professional development opportunities for staff if highlighted as a need.
To encourage a dialogue between parents, staff and pupils in respect of pupils’ special talents, abilities and developmental needs.
To provide a supportive social, emotional, pastoral and educational environment, including the provision of opportunities for contact with similarly able or talented peers within school and the wider community.
To monitor the progress of and evaluate the impact of AGT within school.
To actively seek students who deserve to be members of the able and talented programme
At Springfield Primary School, every child has access to Quality First Teaching through which differentiation will ensure that all pupils have access to a relevant and appropriate curriculum. This may take the form of extension (providing challenges which go more deeply into a topic) or enrichment (providing other activities which run alongside the normal curriculum and go more broadly into specific areas of study). Teachers use a range of flexible learning and teaching strategies to keep the most able children interested and provide them with challenge.
Burnley Literary Festival
Some of our more able readers at Springfield, were given the opportunity to attend an exciting workshop at Burnley library on Friday as part of Burnley Literary Festival. Here, they met Ash the rapper, who taught them to use books to create poems or raps, using the vocabulary found in them and pupils even got his autograph! They also went on a tour of the library and found the secret section upstairs, which is open to families during the holidays. Pupils said the afternoon was inspiring and one they would never forget!