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Practical strategies for supporting more able students in secondary schools
The Gifted & Talented Coordinator’s Handbook explains what is expected of secondary schools in terms of gifted and talented provision and gifted and talented coordinators, providing guidance on every aspect of your work and role so that you can give the gifted and talented students at your school the support they need.

available as an eBook
What is an eBook? An eBook is electronic version of a printed book which can be read on a computer or a specifically designed handheld device. This eBook is in PDF format and can be shared with your colleagues.

The Gifted and Talented Coordinator’s Handbook brings together all the resources you need in one place.

This one-stop resource:
uses an inclusive and innovative approach to help you get the best from your more-able students
provides a unique combination of theoretical content, ready-to-use frameworks and practical guidance
includes 36 case studies to show what can be done and how others did it
features self-contained sections, ideal for dissemination within the school and for sharing with key staff
covers everything from strategic management issues to designing appropriate lesson activities for more-able students
provides 30 templates and tools that will save you time and effort and help you to professionalise your work
the ebook includes downloadable templates and PowerPoint presentations for ease of reproduction
Summary of contents
Practical strategies for supporting more able students in secondary schools.

Built on the success of our first edition best seller…
The Gifted and Talented Coordinator’s Handbook was originally published in 2006 and was the first of its kind, explaining exactly what is expected of schools and G&T coordinators. The new edition follows in the footsteps of the original by including all you need to know about changes to government measures for more-able students in 2007 and what this means for your role. It also gives more information on the newly developed role of the leading teacher.

Essential guidance on the role of leading teachers and G&T coordinators
The Gifted and Talented Coordinator’s Handbook is written by three experienced consultants with an impressive track record in working with more able students, as well as many years of classroom practice. It will allow you to ensure the best possible provision and opportunities for your more able students by enabling you to:

involve your school governors and parents in overseeing G&T provision
ascertain what training you or your staff may need to be able to meet the needs of your students
get professional support and practical advice on implementing new ideas and creative solutions in your school – including ready-made templates and tools to save you time
find out what the latest research says about best practice – offering practical guidance and case study examples detailing how to implement this in your school
improve your school policy and provision for more able students – using a whole school approach to more able student support by using the personalisation agenda
deal with strategic management issues in an effective and efficient way – offering frameworks and ready prepared templates to professionalise your work
bridge the gap between government and LA advice and your own day-to-day school practice –combining theory with practical tools and advice.

Gain a better understanding of your role and your responsibilities
The Gifted and Talented Coordinator’s Handbook takes you through the development of the role of the leading teacher and outlines the government’s vision of what the responsibilities of a leading teacher are. It offers helpful guidance on where you can get specialist training which can then help you to identify areas of need within your school as well as highlight the areas that you need to focus on for improvement.

This information can be used within your self-evaluation and will also ensure that you are ready for any question thrown at you regarding schools procedures when inspected by your school improvement partner or Ofsted inspectors.

Chapter breakdown
Enhancing provision for more able students:a schoolwide framework
Section 1: Introduction
About this handbook
Key definitions and principles
Myths and stereotypes

Section 2:Whole-school issues
Evaluating your current practice
Auditing and self-evaluation
Planning for a better future
Having a vision for your more able students
Nurturing a culture of high achievement
Setting up effective systems
Setting up appropriate systems
Writing a policy for more able students
Grouping arrangements
Funding your provision
Monitoring and evaluating your work
The role of key people
The role of the gifted and talented coordinator
Working with other people in your school
Training yourself and others
Involving parents and carers
Networking and partnerships

Section 3: Working with more able students
General principles
Identification issues
Identifying more able students
Assessing students’ learning preferences
Specific needs of students
Able underachievers
Dual exceptionality
Exceptionally able students
Approaches to teaching and learning
Accelerated learning
Personalised learning
Emotional intelligence
Thinking skills
Learning to learn skills
Assessment issues
Student target-setting
High ability in specific domains
Subject-specific considerations
Discovering and nurturing ability in PE, sport and dance
Discovering and nurturing ability in art
Abilities in non-traditional areas
Organising enrichment projects

Section 4: Education research and more able students
Research round-up and key theories
Carrying out your own research

Section 5: Further information and resources
Contact addresses

Additional information
Products specifications
Pub Date 2011-07
Binding eBook