Mighty Oaks Multi Academy Trust values all children equally and endeavours to ensure that each child should have the opportunity to realise his/her potential in a challenging and supportive environment.
Our school will have more able pupils, some of whom may be exceptionally able and this may be in one or more areas of learning. We believe that we can make a difference in enabling these pupils to achieve the greatest possible progress. We recognise the value and importance of identifying and celebrating their achievements and successes. Research has shown that by making provision for these pupils, the standards and achievements are raised for all pupils.
“Creating a culture of scholarship is really important, embedding learning and giving youngsters a sense of confidence, especially if they come from poor backgrounds.” Sir Michael Wilshaw.
Our definition of ability recognises academic and practical performance as well as those who show outstanding artistic, musical and creative talent, physical skills, leadership qualities and the ability to process ideas and information.
Provision outside School
The most effective support the school can provide to parents of more able children is via open communication of information about progress and strategies adopted.
The school will need to make use of:
- Subject specialists,
- Visiting experts,
- Specialist clubs and societies,
- National Associations,
- The Internet/technology.
Mensa : https://www.mensaforkids.org/
Potential Plus UK: https://www.potentialplusuk.org/