We ensure that Gifted and Talented pupils are challenged and supported to excel, with stretching personalised targets in the classroom and tailored enrichment activities. Our staff receive training on the best approaches to support pupils with EAL and incorporate this learning into their lessons.
The courses have been written so that speech and language therapists and teaching advisors can teach it in their locality under license.
The monitoring of progress ensures that each child is achieving to their fullest potential, and any possible difficulties are identified swiftly.
What does the course teach? Therefore it is vital that requests for further support and guidance from outside agencies are not delayed in any way. If this is needed, then it is carefully planned by skilled teachers, and delivered with support from teaching assistants and learning mentors.
Provide settings with a highly skilled workforce to help narrow the gap and improve the life chances of young children.
Who can teach the course? Sometimes the pupil and family need access to more specialist help. In drawing up plans for pupils with English as an additional language EALwe draw on the proven approaches we have used and refined over the years and on best practice from other academies and schools.
It highlights the key strategies that the Academy will use to help the pupil to learn, any additional activities and programmes the pupil should engage in at home and the way their progress will be monitored. The partnership with the pupil and parents is essential in helping pupils with EAL make the progress we want them to make so that, like all our pupils, they achieve their full potential.
A member of the Senior Leadership Team takes specific responsibility for Gifted and Talented provision. This forms part of our moderation meetings.