Gifted and Talented
Teddington is a Comprehensive School. Its students have a wide range of abilities and talents. The School believes that the needs of all students should be met in the classroom, more generally via the structure and delivery of the whole curriculum, and via extra-curricular opportunities and activities. All students’ abilities should be identified, and their varying needs catered for.
What is ‘gifted and talented'?
‘Gifted' refers to students in the top 5-10% in academic subjects including English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Modern Foreign Languages, RS, ICT and Design Technology.
‘Talented' refers to students with exceptional ability in P.E, Music, Dance, Drama and the Visual Arts. The school’s specific gifted and talented policy aims are:
- to identify, encourage and challenge able students
- to ensure all students’ talents and abilities are recognised/identified and catered for
- to ensure that all staff make provision in schemes of work, and in their classroom teaching, for the needs of the most able
- to offer able students a safe, supportive environment, in which achievement is recognised and celebrated
The criteria used to identify Gifted and Talented students results from:
- information provided when students transfer from primary schools
- results of NC tests/SATs • results of internal school tests and examinations
- teacher assessment and nomination • classroom observation
- nomination from outside sources such as sports coaches, music teachers or providers of enrichment activities
What support is available?
- Enrichment – students are encouraged to work beyond the usual limits of the subject or topic
- Extension – activities which develop higher order thinking skills e.g. Critical Thinking
- Acceleration – work intended for older students used with younger students or working in a class with older students.
Provision and Partnership
In addition to classroom provision, students have the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular activities and special events. Teddington is also part of the Hampton Secondary School Partnership and through the partnership provide activities for students from year 7 -11. Examples include:
- Year 7: ICT Day
- Year 8: D&T
- Year 9: Speech Competition / Science Day
- Year 10: Model United Nations / Art and Photography Day
- Year 11: A /A* Maths, English and Science Revision sessions
The following websites provide information for parents and students:
If you have any questions regarding Gifted and Talented provision at Teddington please contact the Gifted and Talented Coordinator Mr M Jacobs –firstname.lastname@example.org