Able, Gifted & Talented
Able, Gifted and Talented students at John O’Gaunt are identified by a number of ways. We talk to our feeder primaries and collect data from them, including the KS2 SATs. We also have constant feedback from all teachers on student’s academic progress and collate data which may highlight a student as being A, G & T in one or many subject areas.
Once a student has been identified by one of these methods he/she is put onto the schools A, G & T register. Once on the register, this student’s academic progress is monitored closely, to ensure that students are attaining as highly as they are able to.
As a school we recognise the importance of challenging students and ensuring that they are fulfilling their potential, therefore we offer A, G & T students a wide range of enrichment activities, not only in school, but also courses offered by outside agencies such as Kilve Court in Somerset, which organises and delivers 3-4 day residential visits designed at enriching the curriculum for A, G & T students.
As a school we also run an annual A, G & T Summer School, this is an exciting chance for students to develop their academic and leadership skills. Students are given the chance to work in teams and are challenged to solve a problem and become creative thinkers as well as team workers. All parents are involved in their child’s education, and there is constant communication between the A, G & T co-ordinator and parents, via e-mails and termly newsletters. John O’Gaunt has also been recognised nationally for its work with more able students, and has gained the NACE Challenge Award, one of the first secondary schools in the country to do so.