At The Downs School we are committed to recognising, developing and supporting the individual strengths of all pupils. We are dedicated to ensuring that the needs of gifted and talented learners are met throughout the school.
Each able, gifted and talented child has an individual set of needs and expectations which are met with the school working in partnership with pupils and parents.
We do this by ensuring high quality teaching and learning, enrichment and provision. The school monitors identified children and looks for gifts and talents in all our learners including:
- Physical talents in sport
- Ability rather than just achievement, so that underachievers are amongst those identified
- Leadership and social awareness
- High intelligence – eg exceptional mathematical or linguistic ability
Mrs Sarah Seath is The Downs School's appointed Lead Teacher for the Gifted & Talented.