More Able and Talented Children at Highfield Infants’ School
At Highfield Infants’ School, we aim to help children develop their skills and abilities intellectually, physically and creatively. All children, including more able and talented children, have opportunities which enable them to maximise their potential, achieve success in their learning and relationships, and encourage them to value their own and others’ achievements. Children are challenged and encouraged to develop their learning in greater depth and apply their knowledge and understanding when solving problems out of context and independently.
We aim to:
- Encourage all children to become independent learners and apply their knowledge, skills and understanding across all areas of the curriculum.
- Create an inclusive ethos where high achievement is celebrated.
- Involve children in decision making, for example as members of the School Council.
- Support the effective transition of more able and talented children to the next stage of education.
- Promote celebration of achievements both in and out of school.
To achieve this:
- We create a challenging and engaging curriculum which encourages independent thought and learning.
Through the use of Philosophy for Children (P4C) we provide opportunities for learners to debate and evaluate their own ideas.
We celebrate the abilities and achievements of children in and out of school though our weekly celebration assembly, high quality displays, our school newsletter and school website.
- Musicians are encouraged to perform in our school assemblies. In addition, a specialist music teacher runs a general school choir and leads singing sessions which culminate in a performance.
- Class assemblies and school productions are used as an opportunity to challenge, extend and celebrate our talented singers, dancers and actors.
- Special projects and competitions are offered regularly. The monthly Headteacher Challenges and termly reading challenges offer children the opportunity to research and extend their knowledge, skills and understanding of a topic.
To view our More Able Policy follow the link to the Policies Page on our website: