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G&T register - what should I know about it?

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piprabbit Thu 21-Jul-11 00:06:03

DD is coming to the end of Y2 this week - she's done well and got 3s in her SATs.
During the course of the year she was invited to participate in G&T workshops in Art and in Science - run for children from schools across the area.

In the letter's inviting her to the workshops it said that she had been identified as G&T and was on the register - but nothing more, like it assumed that I knew all about this. (BTW the letter was pretty generic, I think the only reason I got given it was because they needed the permission slip back - it was all a little last minute).

My question is, should the school have specifically informed me that DD is on the G&T register? Should they be providing me with any additional information about what that means in terms of meeting her needs/setting appropriate work?

I'm not sure if I should just leave them to it - or if I ought to be actively following it up.

lovecheese Thu 21-Jul-11 09:22:01

It's up to individual schools to tell you, ours does not. Essentially it's a form filling exercise where schools should - although I'm not sure that they do anymore, it's all very vague - identify the top 10% in various areas and put their name on a piece of paper. My eldest was in year 3 when she came home with a letter inviting her to an enrichment day (what a crap term) but that is the only bit of info that I have ever had about her, so I don't know whether she still "Qualifies" IYKWIM!

The younger one is finishing year 2 and I know that she has been doing extra stuff in literacy from the first day of year 1, but nothing has been said to me and TBH her needs have been catered for without me having a letter in my hand. I think this is far more important on a day-to-day basis.

ragged Thu 21-Jul-11 09:42:50

Agree with lovecheese's assessment.
I didn't even know school were still doing it but DD came home with a certificate/award thingie because her G&T "team" won a little quiz.

piprabbit Thu 21-Jul-11 10:04:50

That's a relief - I was worrying that everyone else knew exactly how it all worked and that I'd missed the information (I do seem to have a track record for being vitally unaware of useful information - trying to break the habit and be more proactive if needed).

m21b1g Sun 24-Jul-11 17:05:57

Piprabbit - I didnt even know such a thing existed and my childrens school are very open about all of these sorts of things. My daughter has just finished reception and I thought it was fantastic enough to discover she had won the head teachers award for her literacy but to then be told by the class teacher that she had been put on the G&T list and was above and beyond her peers (the teachers words not mine) was outstanding.

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