At Morpeth Road Primary Academy we believe in providing the best possible provision for pupils of all abilities. We plan our teaching and learning so that each child can aspire to the highest level personally.
In our school we recognise and support children who are gifted and talented and we strive to help them to become the best that they can be with their natural talents and gifts.
In the national guidelines the terms are distinguished as follows:
‘gifted’ refers to a child who has a broad range of achievement at a level well above average, typically in the more academic subjects;
‘talented’ refers to a child who excels in one or more specific fields, typically those that call for performance skills, such as sport or music, but who does not necessarily perform at a high level across all areas of learning.
While we recognise and cater for these particular categories of children in our school, at the same time we respect the right of all children, irrespective of differences in ability, to access various areas of learning, both for their self-fulfilment, and for their eventual development into active and responsible adults. We value the individuality of all our children.
Lessons are planned in the full knowledge of the individual needs of each child present and work is structured to extend the gifted and talented children while still supporting the rest of the group.
Once a child has been identified as gifted or talented, they would be encouraged in school to attend clubs which would further develop their gifts and talents.