What is an “able and Talented” student?
The word ‘able’ tends to be applied to academic ability, whereas ‘talented’ refers to a specific aptitude for a sport, for music or art. Students who are gifted and talented will demonstrate achievement or potential to achieve at the highest levels in comparison with children of a similar age or stage in their education in the following areas:
At Manchester Health Academy students with exceptional talents and academic ability are identified and provided with an enriched curriculum.
A database of identified Able and Talented students is networked for all staff to access. Manchester Health Academy supports the Able and Talented cohort of students in a variety of ways such as enrichment and enhancement within and beyond the classroom.
In lessons student’s needs are accommodated by the provision of differentiated work to stretch and challenge them so that they reach their full potential.
Within the classroom we aim to provide creative, flexible learning opportunities. Teachers encourage the use of higher order thinking skills in order to develop more independent learning the more able students.
These opportunities are provided to meet the individual needs of our more able pupils and give them a specific depth and breadth of education to match their individual learning needs and career aspirations. Additional enrichment for identified students will focus on skill development and lateral thinking activities.