Gifted and Talented
The Gifted and Talented provision in the Junior School provides an additional and exciting level of differentiation in all classes. Appropriate experiences for gifted learners are an integral part of the comprehensive educational programme and are delivered in a wave approach.
Gifted and Talented intervention is delivered in a twofold approach: within each class through Tanglin’s differentiated curriculum and, additionally, through a range of stimulating, bespoke activities for small withdrawal groups. Units of work are planned to encompass the learner qualities of a resilient inquirer and to invoke children’s curiosity. Key opportunities are given to learn and research a different range of topics for example: UFOs, Graffiti, Animal Conservation and the Adult World. Children are encouraged to ‘STEP’ (Stretch, Think, Extend and Ponder). This approach, modelled on Bloom’s Taxonomy, encourages the development of higher order thinking skills that can be applied across all subjects as well as in life beyond school.
We believe that it is important to provide children with the opportunity to think outside the box. Children are challenged to approach all activities from various perspectives and are taught how to wear different hats based on Edward De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats model. Originality, flexibility and fluidity of thought are encouraged and children relish involving themselves in discussions where their opinions are shared, heard and responded to by their peers.