At Bushy Hill we celebrate the fact that we have many children who have talents in a variety of areas of the curriculum. In the past these children were often given the title of ‘Gifted and Talented’. This term has been replaced with that of ‘More Able’.
The DfE and Ofsted define the more able in terms of those whose progress significantly exceeds age-related expectations.
Staff at Bushy Hill use a variety of methods to identify those children that we believe are working at greater depth. These are some of the indicators of children who are more able.
We believe that more able pupils should be given the opportunity to study subjects to a greater breadth and depth and we provide opportunities to develop pupils’ specific skills and talents.
We are mindful of the importance of our role in helping to develop the whole child and not just one aspect of their abilities.