More Able and Talented
What is More Able and Talented?
The term 'More Able and Talented' is used to describe pupils who require opportunities for enrichment and extension that go beyond those provided for the general cohort of pupils. This should help those children develop their talents. It encompasses pupils who are more able across the curriculum as well as those who show talent in one or more specific area. Approximately 20% of the school population may be more able (however this can vary), while 2% could be considered exceptionally able.
In Maple Tree, 'More Able and Talented' is used to describe pupils who require enriched and extended opportunities across and beyond the curriculum in order to help them develop. 'More Able and Talented' involves an identified proportion of the school population at Maple Tree. This group of pupils require and receive a greater depth of learning activities.
More Able Lead: Mrs Darnell
How can you help support your child?
There are a variety of ways you can support and nurture your child. Encourage them to:
- Discuss homework and school work.
- Take part in extra curricular activities.
- Learn a musical instrument.
- Take regular physical exercise.
- Visit the local library, museums, science centres and nature reserves.
- Watch educational programmes such as the news or documentaries.
- Read a variety of texts including national newspapers.
- Discuss and debate topics such as the environment and current affairs.
- Listen to a variety of types of music.
- Socialise and relax.