More Able

At Jubilee High School, we understand that each learner is unique. We consider that the provision for a More Able and Talented student must be designed around the needs and aspirations of the individual, so that the school can create a personalised curriculum to ensure that students fulfil their academic potential.

“More Able and Talented (MAAT) students are those who will exceed the expectations for their age group’’

More Able’ generally refers to the top 5% of the school population in academic subjects and 'Talented' to the top 5% in other subjects.

How does Jubilee High School identify More Able and Talented students?

We identify our most able pupils using a variety of information. In Year 7 we look at primary transfer data and run in-school assessment. In Years 8-11 we also look at the student’s current levels and recent examination results.

Teachers aim to be fully aware of the precise level their most able students are working at, in order to provide them with suitably challenging work and to carefully monitor their progress.  We try to place all students in subject-set groups to ensure we challenge and stretch our more able student. We also have two assistant headteachers, in charge of key stage 3 and 4 to monitor and to support the achievement of the more able.

What does Jubilee High School do to support the More Able and Talented learners?

At Jubilee High School we are dedicated in supporting all children to achieve their academic, social and spiritual potential. The More Able and Talented programme is aimed at extending, leading and maximising excellence in every area. The provision at Jubilee High School is individualised and will include:

  • Entitlement to an education which offers challenge, independence and extension
  • Academic episodes that are pitched at higher cognitive levels than that of their peers
  • Opportunities to develop specific skills or talents
  • A focus on the whole child – social and intellectual
  • Invitation to participate in enrichment activities to offer an appropriate level of challenge and expectation. These have included: university visits; outside speakers and subject-based challenges.

Some useful websites:

www.giftltd.co.uk

www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents/Schoolslearninganddevelopment/ExamsTestsAndTheCurriculum/DG_10037625

www.nagcbritain.org.uk - The National Association for Gifted Children provides a wide range of advice for parents/carers including information on national networks

www.giftedmonthly.com - a monthly newsletter for parents of able children