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Sir Christopher Hatton

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In-Class Approaches/Strategies

Important strategies include:

  • The coherent management of pupil groupings (whether in mixed ability groups or ability sets) and recognition that whilst there may be a higher concentration of gifted and talented or more able pupils in some groups there will be pupils who have gifts and talents in all groups.
  • The provision of opportunities for gifted and talented pupils to work with pupils of similar ability. This will mean that it is appropriate for pupils to work with older pupils occasionally.
  • Mentoring and additional provision for pupils of exceptional ability
  • The provision of enrichment/extension activities and tasks
  • Differentiation within subject areas to raise the level of challenge
  • The development of independent learning by allowing pupils to organise their own work, to carry out tasks unaided, evaluate their work and become self-critical