Recognising and nurturing talent is a high priority at our school. It is a part of our vision of achievement for all and our drive to meet the needs of all pupils.
Pupils identified as gifted and talented for their academic or practical achievements are placed on a ‘gifted and talented’ register. We then ensure that we cater for their needs, providing a suitable level of challenge inside the classroom and beyond. We understand the importance of encouraging ambition and seek to give our pupils broad horizons. Our links to the University of East Anglia provide inspiring enrichment opportunities. This year, our gifted scientists participated in a microscopy day at the John Innes Centre while our talented writers experienced creative writing workshops with published authors at the FLY Festival of Literature. Our gifted artists, musicians and performers have performed in numerous contexts and have also enjoyed seeing professionals performing at the highest international level through trips to the West End. Gifted readers participate in a book club alongside their teachers, reading and debating thought-provoking literature. Our most able mathematicians have attended a conference at Cambridge University. Our digital leaders take leading roles in ICT and in sports our most able pupils enjoy many a sporting challenge at county and national level.
These examples are just a small snapshot of the opportunities given to our gifted and talented pupils and their on-going journey to becoming the very best that they can be.