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Supporting more able and talented pupils in primary schools

Morgan, Sarah J. and Newton, Lynda and Waldron, Janet, Estyn (Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales), corp creator. (2011) Supporting more able and talented pupils in primary schools.

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Abstract

"This survey evaluates the effectiveness of strategies used by primary schools and local authorities to support and challenge more able and talented pupils. Overall, most more able and talented pupils are not challenged enough and too few pupils achieve above the expected levels at the end of key stages 1 and 2. Provision for more able and talented pupils varies too much across Wales. In the few primary schools with the best provision, thorough analysis of data and assessment outcomes helps to identify more able and talented pupils. In these few schools, more able and talented pupils are supported through a range of additional provision and their progress tracked and monitored carefully. Parents understand the school’s approach to providing additional support for more able and talented pupils. More able and talented pupils gain most in schools that promote individualised or personalised approaches to learning and they benefit particularly from having control over how and what they learn. However, in the majority of primary schools, more able and talented pupils are not identified and do not receive appropriate support. Teachers in these schools do not have the expertise to identify, support or track the progress of more able and talented pupils. Transition arrangements between primary and secondary schools often do not provide enough continuity and progression in the education of more able and talented pupils. Few local authorities use data to monitor the progress of more able and talented pupils or promote the sharing of best practice between schools. School improvement officers rarely discuss more able and talented pupils during their visits to schools." - page 1.

Item Type: Document from Web
Publisher: Estyn (Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales)
Additional Information: http://wales.gov.uk/docs/dcells/publications/110715estynsupportingablepupilsen.pdf
Depositing User: Editor (1)
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 10:12
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 18:44
URI: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/4256
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