At Southfields PrimarySchool we recognise that all pupils are individuals with their own strengths and weaknesses, gifts and talents and we are committed to supporting all our students: realising that all pupils need to be stretched and challenged. This academic year class teachers have been identifying and registering students who show a particular talent or flair for certain subject areas using subject specific criteria to help them make their judgments. This will usually result in ten per cent of pupils being identified in any one topic.
Parents and students receive letters that inform them about the subjects in which the pupils have been identified.
Furthermore, at Southfields we aim to foster a love of learning and want pupils to become active learners. We are continuing to work hard to develop our Gifted and Talented provision available to students. These opportunities vary from differentiation and additional activities within the classroom to external trips, clubs and Master Classes and personalised intervention of promoting learning awareness in Gifted and Talented pupils through individual discussion sessions. We have a committed team of teachers involved in developing this provision.
We have named staff who oversee and develop Talented and Gifted provision in school please see co-ordinator list for more information and contact.
Please use the link below to access some of the current research and Government guidance on Talented and Gifted Pupils
or you could use this information from the BBC site about supporting gifted and talented pupils
We also use MENSA resources to support learning and projects please see this link
During this academic year we have worked alongside the Royal Opera House to extend pupils learning about Opera, dance and ballet, please click this link to find out more.
We have an up to date register and regular half termly pupil progress meetings if you feel your child has a gift and talent please contact the school if you feel this has not been identified. In addition to this the school will contact you if your child is added to the Gifted and Talented register where additional support will be identified to support you as a parent nuturing this talent and gift should you wish to support your child and school further.