More able and gifted students

At Maiden Erlegh School in Reading we are determined to provide enrichment opportunities, to ensure pace and challenge in lessons for all students, including the most able and gifted.

On arrival in Year 7, students are identified as more able based on their Key Stage 2 scores. Class registers identify these students and teachers use that information to ensure that lessons and homework tasks stretch them sufficiently. All departments have specific strategies for meeting the needs of more able students, and schemes of work show what provision is made for them.

Curriculum Leaders also keep logs of students who are gifted in their subject areas and ensure they are given opportunities to use and develop their skills and talents in lessons and outside the classroom.

A number of extra-curricular and enrichment activities are provided during the course of the year to provide additional appropriate opportunities for more able and gifted students.

To support our more able we run our Gold Programme in Key Stage 4 and Silver Programme for Foundation Level. For more information on the Gold and Silver programmes please see the attachments below. 

Mr A Greener is the point of contact for information about provision for more able students and for the Gold and Silver Programmes.