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More Able and Talented

If you have any questions or wish to discuss the More Able and Talented program, please contact me via the school office. I am keen to hear from parents about potential identification, especially talents which are pursued outside of school. Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Rodgers and set up a meeting. For further clarification regarding the identification process, please see the attached document.

Stamford Park Junior School identifies:


gifted’ pupils as those who have abilities significantly above and beyond their peers in one or more subjects in the statutory school curriculum other that art and design, music and PE.


talented’ pupils as those who have abilities in art and design, music , PE or in sports of performing arts such as dance and drama, to a level significantly beyond their peers.


To ensure a consistent and accurate identification process, a variety of methods were employed, including:

  • Teacher recommendation – general characteristics checklist to be used to support staff referral (found in the G&T folder in each classroom)
  • Identification by staff using professional judgements, class work and test results – such as consistently scoring in the top 5-10% of their cohort
  • Identification by a previous teacher, a previous school, external agencies or organisations
  • Information from Parents

All children will be offered a range of opportunities that will challenge and extend their talents. Workshops will run before school, at lunchtime, occasionally during lessons and are optional. A timetable has been created and circulated to all children for their information.


Further to this, external workshops, provided by different schools, will be available to children. Information about these workshops will only be sent home to the relevant children, as each one is aimed at specific subjects and ages.

Friday 19th January 2019


Three of our girls are attending a Year 5 More Able & Talented writing day today at a school in Sale run by the author Harriet Goodwin . It sounds like it's a very exciting day and we're looking forward to the girls sharing their work with their year group.