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The school’s work with gifted and talented students supports our stated aims; to provide a learning environment which is stimulating, supportive and fosters excellence; to enable every student to develop fully her intellectual and personal qualities.
As a selective school, we recognise that all our students are able and we aim to provide a rich education for all. We also recognise the need to provide appropriate opportunities to cater for the most able. By providing an environment which enables gifted and talented students to flourish, we also help to raise the achievements of all our students.
The meaning of ‘Gifted and Talented’
The term ‘gifted and talented’ refers to those students who are in advance of their peers academically and/or in their talent fields. Some of these students will be showing their abilities by outstanding performance, others will have potential which they are not using to the full.
The term ‘gifted’ refers to students who show outstanding ability in academic subjects, whereas ‘talented’ is displayed in areas of the curriculum, such as Creative Expressive Arts, Sports, Design and Technology etc
Some students will be identified as gifted and talented in individual subjects, whilst others will be identified on a whole school level.
In identifying gifted and talented students, we aim to recognise ability and potential in both curricular and extra-curricular areas. Our system of identification incorporates both Young Gifted and Talented objectives and the professional opinion of teaching staff.
How we meet the needs of Gifted and Talented Pupils
• Enriched Curriculum – pupils have the opportunity to take additional subjects or sit examinations early.
• Differentiated Curriculum – appropriately designed to cater for all pupils and provide opportunities for acceleration.
• Mixed aged activities and open ended tasks – promote independence and encourage pupils to excel to their full potential.
• Mentoring support for all pupils across all subject areas
• Extra-curricular enrichment activities
• Whole school Celebration.
• National Competition Entry.
• Monitoring of pupil progress and pupil feedback regarding Gifted and Talented provision.
The Gifted and Talented News board celebrates the achievements of students for all to see.
The Student Achievement Awards run termly and allow students to nominate their peers for an award which recognises individuals for a range of achievements; from friendship to charity work.
Local MP Nick Bowles celebrates with KGGS students as they are awarded The Diana Certificate of excellence, which recognises the outstanding contribution of young people, aged 12-18, who work together in groups to improve their communities, organisations or schools.
KGGS students have fun taking part in workshops run by Classroom Medics. Pupils were able to take blood, use a winch, wear body suits to experience aging and have an ECG trace.
Year 9 pupils supporting year 6 pupils from local primary schools during an introduction to language.
Each year the school enters a cast from all year groups into national Rock Challenge competition.
6th Form pupils spend a day at a RAF base looking into a career in engineering.
The Maths Department gave pupils the opportunity to experience Maths in a new way, with the Hands-on Maths Roadshow working with all years on Specialist Status Day 2010.
Students from all years were able to get a taste of the insect world when Mr Brian Taylor gave a lecture on the Balance of Ecosystems. The BUZZ Lectures take place every year with topics ranging from quantum physics to forensic science.
Students from KGGS celebrate their musical talents by recording two CD’s in commemoration of the school's centenary celebrations. Students from all years took part with tracks from well known artists and self composed songs included.
The Young Ambassador movement commenced in 2006 following London’s successful Olympic bid. Central to the Young Ambassador programme is the principle that young people aged 14-19 drive opportunity, engagement and change for other young people aged 5-19. Young Ambassadors are selected due to their sporting talent, and more importantly, due to their outstanding commitment and ability as young leaders or volunteers.
KGGS pupils are passionate about sport and enter many competitions throughout the year. Most recent success has seen the KGGS volleyball team pictured above play their way into a place in the county finals.
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