Gifted and Talented

Gifted and Talented at The Gateway Academy

At The Gateway Academy we recognise that every student in our care is unique and bring with them a diverse range of intelligence and abilities. We promote a curriculum that reflects the needs of all our students, including those who are Gifted and Talented.

We identify students from primary school transitional data and compile a register of those students. This is made available to all members of staff who plan for those students in their lessons. We look at strategies to ensure we are providing our students with the opportunities they need to develop their gifts or talents within our Academy

We strive to develop students’ abilities to enable them to be independent learners but also give them sufficient support to avoid putting them under intense pressure.

What is Gifted and Talented?

Gifted students are those with high ability in one or more academic subject for example English, Maths or Science.

Talented students are those who have high ability in practical skills in areas such as Sport, Music, Creative and Performing Arts.

We encourage our Gifted and Talented students to develop to their full potential during lessons and teaching by differentiating.

What do we mean by differentiating?

Differentiating is the process by which the abilities of our students are accommodated through teacher planning and resources in order that all students in the class have the best possible chance of learning at their specific level. Our Gifted and Talented students need additional challenge using higher order questioning and extension activities.

We would welcome any suggestions from parents or carers of our Gifted and Talented students you can contact us by telephone or email

Gifted & Talented students enjoyed a day of puzzling fun held at the Academy, led by The Happy Puzzle Company.  The company use large 3D puzzles to challenge and encourage the students to work in teams to further improve the students’ thinking skills.

The students, all in Year 7 or 8, embraced every challenge with vigour and enthusiasm, keeping the presenter on his toes and very busy!

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