At Ynysddu Primary School all staff strive to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all pupils. The National Curriculum is our starting point for planning that meets the specific needs of individuals and groups of pupils, including those who are identified as being more able and talented. When planning, teachers set suitable learning challenges and respond to pupil’s diverse learning needs.
Welsh Government’s acceptance of the four purposes outlined in Successful Futures’ confirms its commitment to developing all learners as ‘ambitious, capable learners’, ‘enterprising, creative contributors’, ‘ethical, informed citizens’ and ‘healthy, confident individuals’ (Estyn Supplementary Guidance MAT ’17).
At Ynysddu Primary School we recognise that we have more able and talented pupils. All pupils should be encouraged to develop their attributes, skills and potential within a learning environment that embraces equality of opportunity and provision, therefore abilities and talents will emerge in a wide range of subjects and fields. Pupils are given the opportunity to use their more able skills and talents in many roles throughout the school, e.g. Digital Leader, Young Leader, Maths Buddy.
Identification of MAT pupils.
Pupils are recognised as being more able and talented in school via teacher assessment and pupil performance, which is then correlated with the clear criteria outlined in the school’s More Able and Talented Policy. Your child is then added to the schools’ More Able and Talented Record.
You will be notified by your child’s class teacher during parent teacher consultations if your child is considered to be more able and talented.
Parents are invited to offer their opinions about the skills set of their child via parent questionnaires that are completed every September following the ‘Meet The Teacher’ event. Parents are also welcomed to discuss their child’s skills and progress during parent teacher consultations held regularly throughout the school year.
Please inform your child’s class teacher of any certificates/awards they receive in their extra-curricular activities/clubs. Pupils are also welcomed to celebrate their successes each week via the school’s Achievement Book and Celebration Assembly.
For more information, see the link below or download our MAT school policy: