Charters School is committed to providing the opportunity for every pupil to achieve their potential both academically and in their social development (set out in the Home-School Agreement).
The School recognises that Gifted and Talented pupils have educational needs which require that their abilities (whether in one or several areas of the curriculum) must be properly addressed and for which provision must be made.
Gifted and Talented pupils at Charters School are defined as the pupils in the top 10% of their Year Group. It is recognised that some pupils will appear in this group in every subject but others will have particular ability in one subject or a group of subjects but not all.
Identification of Gifted and Talented pupils takes place using:
- CAT Results
- Key Stage 2 Results
- Primary School recommendations
Provision for more able pupils include a mixture of enrichment and extension.
Enrichment opportunities are designed to broaden knowledge or skills. They are provided by activities each term. These are organised by different departments or by a curriculum enrichment group. They involve the selection of pupils with high ability in the skills or subjects appropriate to that activity. Selection takes place by applying criteria set out by the department or skill area involved.
Extension is the pursuit of greater depth. This occurs through the teaching of each subject and the provision of differentiated classroom activities.