Gifted and Talented & Most Able

Campion School and Language College welcomes and challenges students of all abilities.

At Campion school we believe that all students should reach their full potential. All students in our care are encouraged to become the best that they can be, both academically and socially.

Some students at Campion have been identified as Most Able. This is identified by both their KS2 data and their target grades given at Campion. The data from these students suggests that they will be exceptionally able in a range of subjects. The Most Able register is different from the Gifted and Talented register as it focusses on a larger percentage of students, whereas ‘Gifted’ applies to the top percentage of the Most Able and ‘Talented’ refers to those exceptional in an area of life outside of academia. There are similar provisions in place for the students on our Gifted and Talented register which are specified to their needs.

There are several things that you, as parents or carers, may want to do to help your Most Able child. One of the most important things is to encourage your child to talk with you, ask questions that they are interested in and create research projects on their favourite topics. They could present these topics to you and other family members. In addition to this, puzzles, crosswords, Sudoku and word searches will encourage your child to use their literacy, numeracy and investigatory skills at home. It is also important to make sure that your child is involved in additional activities, including participating in physical activities and social interaction.  You may also wish to watch/read and discuss the News with your child.

In addition to support at home, Campion School offers a range of extra-curricular activities both in and out of school. We offer trips and activities throughout the year for our Most Able students that are designed to not only challenge them but to give them ideas as to what they would like to do in later life. If your son/daughter is interested in a specific subject then please ask them to talk to their teacher from the relevant subject.

If your child is in years 9, 10 or 11 you may wish for them to start looking at universities. The best place to start looking for this information is on the Department of Education’s website: http://www.russellgroup.ac.uk.

If you would like any additional information or believe that your son/daughter should be on either our Most Able register or our Gifted and Talented register please do not hesitate to contact me. My email address is e.ironmonger@campion.northants.sch.uk.