In every school there are more able pupils. These are children who show a particular skill or aptitude in one or more curriculum subjects. At West Cornforth, Mrs Brown (KS2 Teacher) and Mrs Borland (Governor) monitor the work of the school to ensure all more able, gifted & talented children are extended and stretched to reach their full potential. We expect all our teachers to have high expectations for pupils in their class and offer challenging work in all lessons. Our class structures allow children to work in ability and mixed ability groups.
We define a more able child as any child who is attaining above ‘age related expectations’. This means they are doing better than the National Curriculum for their age dictates. Higher attaining pupils will be predominately supported by their class teachers; however, they will also participate in additional enrichment activities to ensure all children are challenged to meet their full potential. Mrs Brown supports teachers with planning, resourcing and assessing the learning of more able children. She also liaises with local secondary schools to set up additional enrichment support.