7 steps to create an impactful and inspiring more able workshop

As More Able Coordinator at the Osborne Cooperative Academy Trust, Philippa Buckingham has introduced a fresh approach to more able workshops – running whole-day immersive experiences which leave learners engaged, enthused and excited about the prospect of making the transition from primary to secondary school. In this blog post, she shares seven key steps in the process…

Smoothing the transition from KS2 to KS3

Becky Catlin is the More Able Coordinator at NACE member and Challenge Award-accredited Sir Christopher Hatton Academy. In this blog post, she shares examples of practical initiatives to smooth the transition from KS2 to KS3 for all involved – including Family Challenge Evenings, interventions for underachieving students, combined training days for primary and secondary staff, and a new award celebrating extracurricular academic achievement.

From identification of potential to profiling for provision

Becky Catlin, gifted and talented coordinator at Sir Christopher Hatton Academy, explains how a school policy for the identification of more able learners can become a guide to profiling for provision across the curriculum.

When taking on the role of gifted and talented coordinator at Sir Christopher Hatton Academy, and beginning my research into the needs of gifted children, the initial and ultimately the broadest debate I encountered was the problem of how to define and identify giftedness.

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