At Gipsy Hill Federation, we believe that inclusion is centred around all children achieving their full potential. An integral aspect of this is the support that we provide for our More Able children. Our curriculum is broad, challenging and aims to ignite interest and higher-level thinking in all of our children.
Supporting More Able Children
Our support for the More Able children begins in the classroom. Class teachers know their children exceptionally well and are able to differentiate and challenge pupils accordingly. To further support this, we have a number of strategies and resources in place, for example:
- Targeted support from Teaching Assistants/Higher Level Teaching Assistants.
- Staff training across the curriculum from Advanced Skills Teachers and Lead Teachers.
- Training from outside agencies support staff's professional development.
- Innovative planning, including Philosophy for Children and higher-order questioning to challenge the thinking of our learners.
The London School of Excellence Fund 2013-2015
We have been awarded a grant from the LSEF in order to support children in Upper Key Stage Two to achieve Level 6 in literacy by the end of Year 6. This has involved a number of initiatives including:
- Extended Twilight training from external consultants.
- Enriched selection of resources including books and kindles.
- Consultants attending planning sessions with teachers.
- Team teaching with literacy specialists.
- Visiting secondary English teachers in other schools to observe outstanding practice.