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Useful Web Sites

A guide to useful online resources and information on gifted and talented for teachers, students, parents and carers.

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Teachers Media videos

 

General

 

Research and Learning

 

Parents

There is a growing body of information available on the internet for parents and carers about gifted and talented pupils. Amongst the many useful information, support and advice sites are the following:

 

 

 

Teachersmedia Videos

The following videos were part of a week of programmes in February 2009 on Teachers TV (now defunct) exploring how schools cater for their most able and talented pupils. The videos are still available on the Teachersmedia website (2011>) :

Gifted and Talented Pupil Voice: Lucy

Lucy is part of a small group of pupils who make up the research group at Tipton St John Primary school in Exeter. They conducted a study into learning across the school and analysed responses to their questionnaires as part of the school’s pupil voice project to improve provision for gifted and talented pupils.

Lucy takes us through the findings of the group and talks about how the research work itself has been stretching for them. She shows us the way the school has taken on board the views of its gifted and talented pupils and some of the changes they have made, from more pair work in class to ‘Think Days’ across the school.

Exeter Deaf Academy

Jamie is a deaf pupil at Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education - and is also a gifted and talented student. He tells us in his own words, in British Sign Language, how his school has listened to pupils like himself and taken on board the particular needs that gifted and talented deaf students have.

From vertical learning groups to improving the experiences that deaf students have with partner hearing schools, Jamie and his peers have made a significant contribution to their school’s provision for gifted and talented deaf students.

Jonny Heeley’s Masterclass - Decimals Forever

Teaching Award winner, Jonny Heeley inspires a group of gifted and talented KS2 pupils with an active lesson about Decimals.  Jonny uses a variety of games and challenges which excite and entertain, providing Maths teachers with some concrete and accessible ways to teach students all about Decimals.

Jonny Heeley’s Masterclass - Polygons

Jonny Heeley inspires a group of gifted and talented KS2 pupils with an active lesson about Polygons. Jonny uses a variety of games and challenges which excite and entertain, providing Maths teachers with some concrete and accessible ways to teach students all about Polygons.