Able, Gifted and Talented
Able, gifted and talented children are those who have one or more abilities developed to a level significantly ahead of their year group, (or with the potential to develop these abilities). In England the term ‘gifted’ refers to those pupils who are capable of excelling in academic subjects, ‘talented’ refers to those pupils who may excel in areas requiring visio-spatial skills or practical abilities such as games and PE, drama or art. Some gifted and talented pupils may be intellectually able and also appear on the SEN register for behavioural, literacy or physical difficulties.
The provision for A, G and T pupils as with all pupils is a question of equity; they have a right to an education which is suited to their practical needs and abilities. They need to be presented with work which challenges, stretches and excites them on a daily basis, in an environment that celebrates excellence and is supportive of those who may in years to come break the boundaries of what we know and understand.
- BBC Child Development - Gifted and Talented
- Potential Plus UK
- National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE)