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‘Most Able’ pupils

‘Most Able’ pupils

At Kennall Vale we believe that every pupil is entitled to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum.  All children have individual abilities, personal qualities and talents which parents and teachers need to identify, nurture and develop and we have a number of exceptional children who are talented and able in particular areas, for example music or sport. Their talents are nurtured and encouraged and we seek opportunities for them to share their gifts and advance them, either in school, within our school partnerships or further afield when occasions present.

Because our standards are high we also have many children who are very academically able. They also receive extra support from teachers, teaching assistants, visitors and trips outside school and their work is carefully differentiated to include challenge. In both cases, our focus should be firmly on ability rather than on attainment/achievement. Identification is not about labelling pupils but for ensuring that effective and suitable provision is made.  By identifying the very able pupil, teachers can assess need and this informs the planning of work to ensure appropriate pace, rigour and challenge.  As with all our children we try to provide as many opportunities as we can for them to ensure they achieve their full potential.