At John Spence we believe it is important that students with either a gift or a talent are recognised and are suitably catered for both in the classroom as well as in extra-curricular activities.
Students are identified as either gifted or talented based on the following criteria;
A student can be identified as having a gift in the following subjects:
And a student can be identified as having a talent in the following subjects:
Once students are identified as being gifted and/or talented, they are placed on a gifted or talented register for that subject. Students are not removed from the register if they show a drop in standards of performance, as it is the belief at John Spence that students do not simply loose an outstanding ability in a subject. If they do show a drop in standards or performance this is noted on that register as underachieving and support is put in place to identify the cause of the underachievement.
The following document is a more comprehensive guide on identification within school.
The The National Programme for Gifted and Talented Education web site is essential reading for both you and your child if your child is gifted or talented.
If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me using the details below.
Mrs A Lund Assistant Head Inclusion
Tel: 0191 2005220
Fax: 0191 2005225