In every school and college there are students with a range of abilities. Gifted and talented is the term applied to those young people who are achieving, or who have the potential to achieve, at a level significantly beyond the rest of their peer group. This refers to the upper end of the ability range in most classes/cohorts. It’s important to remember that gifted and talented students are individuals, with their own unique strengths and weaknesses. A student may be very able in some areas, but may appear on the Special Educational Needs (SEN) register in recognition of behavioural, social, physical/sensory or specific learning difficulties.
Chase Terrace Technology College has been awarded a Three Star Gold Award for it’s provision for gifted and talented students from the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). We hope the following will help you to understand some of the provision provided for the students on this programme.
To find out more about our Gifted and Talented programme here at CTTC, please click the link below.
It is really important that the school knows of exceptional achievements of all students. As parents, you will know better than any teachers of the full range of knowledge and ability that your child has (as students can often be reluctant to tell teachers about their capabilities). There is scope within the G&T register for these achievements to be logged and with parents permission, to be recognised within the school. This also gives teachers the opportunity to discuss these abilities with students and possibly tailor future work to encompass these abilities in their school work. Please let Mr Tennant know of these, by either emailing him or calling the main school number 01543 682286.