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Excellence for All: A Gifted and Talented approach to whole-school improvement
- Publication date:
- Dec 2009
- Deputy headteacher, Headteacher, Inclusion strategic lead, Leading teacher, National Challenge Adviser (NCA), SIP (School Improvement Partner), Subject leader, Teacher
- Guidance, Leadership, School improvement, National Challenge, Phase guidance, Preventing underachievement, Teaching and learning
- Booklet, Key resource
This publication is available as a PDF file (1.0 MB).
This Excellence for All guidance assumes that good provision for G&T pupils is good provision for all pupils. It explores the characteristics of successful G&T learners and considers how those characteristics can be developed in under-achieving or potential G&T pupils, particularly those from a disadvantaged background.
The leadership team has a fundamental role in establishing this priority in school. They need to make clear the expectation that all pupils will benefit from a high-challenge curriculum and high-challenge classroom teaching, with support as required.
By raising expectations for all pupils, schools will be in a stronger position to:
- narrow any achievement gaps between pupils from different backgrounds
- narrow gaps in effectiveness between departments and classrooms.
This guidance will develop teaching skills through a systematic approach to ‘enquiry into practice’. It proposes that teacher enquiry groups can create a school-level evidence-base of what works well in a specific context. This evidence makes it much easier for teachers in the same school to make the link to their own classroom teaching and to their own pupils. It will help schools clarify and define what Quality First Teaching looks like in their own specific context; it will also enable schools to demonstrate improvement through the Institutional and Classroom Quality Standards (ICQS) for G&T.
These materials are designed to be used in a flexible way that makes them easily adaptable to schools’ individual priorities.
This guidance includes a toolkit of CPD materials, useful resources and references.
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In this section
- Excellence and Enjoyment: Learning and teaching for bilingual children in the primary years
- Excellence for All: A Gifted and Talented approach to whole-school improvement
- Gender and Achievement resources
- ICT subject leader support e-learning
- Improving attendance and reducing persistent absence
- Moving on in mathematics: Narrowing the Gaps
- Narrowing the Gaps: Guidance for literacy subject leaders
- Narrowing the Gaps: from data analysis to impact A practical guide
- Narrowing the Gaps: from data analysis to impact The golden thread
- National Challenge Adviser e-newsletter - Summer 2009
- New Arrivals Excellence Programme: CPD Modules
- Raising the attainment of Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Somali and Turkish heritage pupils: Guidance booklet
- Secondary e-newsletter autumn 2009
- Secondary e-newsletter - summer 2009
- The National Challenge: Leading core subjects
- The role and responsibilities of the designated teacher for looked after children Statutory guidance for school governing bodies
- Progression skills module 1: Who am I? Teacher notes
- Progression skills module 2: Getting ahead in learning: Teacher notes
- Progression skills module 3: Getting ahead strategies for success: Teacher notes
- Progression skills module 4: Getting ahead: personal learning and thinking skills: Teacher notes
- Progression skills module 5: How do I manage the journey towards my future career? Teacher notes
- Progression skills module 6: Capturing success: Teacher notes