Excellence for All: A Gifted and Talented approach to whole-school improvement
Secondary school leaders, subject teachers and governors can use this resource, which includes tools, frameworks and other materials, to help develop Gifted and Talented education. It aims to improve provision and outcomes for all pupils as part of a whole-school approach to school improvement.
The resource is part of a range of Excellence for All (EfA) materials. Find out more about the programme in ‘About Excellence for All’.
It is organised into six sections and is designed to be used in a flexible way that makes it easily adaptable to schools’ individual priorities. It:
- explores the characteristics of successful gifted and talented pupils
- considers how those characteristics can be developed in under-achieving or potentially gifted and talented pupils, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds
- provides suggestions for how to raise aspirations and expectations for all pupils
- can help develop teaching using a systematic approach to continuing professional development (CPD), including ‘enquiry into practice’
- illustrates how teacher enquiry groups can create a school-level evidence base of what works well in a specific context.
See how a Gifted and Talented (G&T) approach to whole-school improvement is linked to other Excellence for All (EfA) focus areas and was linked to the National Challenge Gifted and Talented project.
See how the principle, ‘A rising tide lifts all ships’, can be used and applied throughout the classroom to help schools achieve Excellence for All (EfA).
Secondary school leaders, Gifted and Talented (G&T) leading teachers, subject teachers and governors can use these key messages as a guide when implementing a whole-school approach to Excellence for All (EfA).
The school leadership team, including Gifted & Talented (G&T) leads, can use these three key messages to help them focus and reflect on Quality First teaching and find out how it can be used to improve teaching and help develop Excellence for All (EfA).
The school leadership team can bear these key messages in mind when considering what a typical Gifted and Talented (G&T) target group consists of, what intervention should focus on, and how effective intervention is linked to Quality First teaching.
School leaders, governors and teachers can use this range of continuing professional development (CPD) activities and resources to help them design, implement and monitor the impact of different pedagogical techniques.