Cleeve School


More Able, Gifted and Talented

“Cleeve School is an outstanding school that puts learners at the heart of all it does and strives to meet their needs and aspirations by offering a high quality learning experience and a very broad and relevant curriculum.” 

Nace, National Association for Able Children in Education 2011 

At Cleeve School our aim is to provide excellent teaching and an outstanding learning experience for all our students.  We recognise that our most able students need access to excellent teaching at their level, challenge and an enriched experience which allows them to develop fully as well rounded individuals.  

What does More Able, Gifted and Talented mean?

These are terms used in schools to describe children who have developed one or more ability significantly beyond what is expected for their age (or have the potential to do so).

'More Able  / Gifted' refers to a child who has abilities in one or more academic subjects, such as English or Maths).  ‘Talented' refers to a child who has skills in a practical or creative area such as Music, Sport or Art. 

How are More Able, Gifted and Talented pupils identified?

Students are identified at the start of each Key Stage (in Years 7, 10 and 12) and the register is then reviewed on a regular basis. Students on the register are identified from their predictive and performance data along with their classroom teacher’s judgements. Depending on the Key Stage they are in, other data is taken into account (e.g. Yellis, Allis, numbers of A*-A at GCSE). Each year, parents of year 7, 10 and 12 are also invited to nominate their child for the More Able, Gifted and Talented register. 

The progress of the students on the register will be monitored by the More Able, Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator, Mr Garnier. 

Current provision across the school

We recognise that our More Able, Gifted and Talented students need access to broad, balanced and challenging curriculum opportunities to enable them to reach their true potential. With this in mind, we aim to develop the curriculum for them. We achieve this by offering activities that extend and enrich their learning and promote high attainment and good progress.

High quality challenging classroom teaching is supplemented by the opportunity for students to extend their understanding beyond the curriculum at enrichment sessions and trips run by departments. Each department sets students in Key Stage 3 and 4 according to ability and will have their own plan of additional provision to supplement the curriculum for our MAGT students.

In addition to these, students on the register at Key Stage 4 will be invited to be part of Cleeve’s Scholar Programme, which aims to raise aspirations for our more able Year 11 students, provide an insight into Higher Education choices and become more familiar with the professional world. At Key Stage 5, students will be invited to be part of the Russell Group University Programme. 

Further Information about More Able, Gifted and Talented

Please visit the National Association for Gifted Children’s website NAGC works with the whole family to support the child who is gifted and talented, or click here it  see the MAGT policy.


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