We understand that all children, including higher attaining pupils, require support and challenge in their learning in order to make good progress in their learning. Our teachers plan their lessons to ensure that higher attaining pupils are given a wide variety of exciting challenges and experiences, developing the ability to question, explain, persevere, communicate their thoughts and take risks in their learning whilst building relationships.
What is a higher attaining pupil?
We use the term higher attaining pupils to refer to children who are working above the nationally expected outcomes for their age in one or more areas of the curriculum or displaying a particular ability in a specific area.
Higher attaining pupils may display characteristics such as:
However, all children are unique individuals and this list is not exhaustive, nor does it mean a child is necessarily higher attaining if they display some of these features.
How do we identify higher attaining pupils?
Methods of identifying higher attaining pupils are varied. We recognise that using only one method may be insufficient therefore we gather as much information about individual pupils as possible. These may include:
How do we provide for higher attaining pupils in the classroom?
All of our pupils are expected to ‘Learn without limits’. There is an ethos that we can and we will achieve and exceed expectations.
What role can parents play in supporting higher attaining pupils?
We aim to work in partnership with the parents of all our pupils. We recognise that parental input is hugely influential in children displaying a positive attitude to their learning and achieving in school.
To further support your higher attaining child at home you may like to: