What is 'G&T' called at your school?

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Goingonandonandon Sun 23-Sep-18 22:11:06

Some schools don't use the category at all but some use G&T, or Gifted, or More Able pupils, or whatever buzzword is trendy to categorise children who have a higher attainment. What terminology does your child/ren's school uses? just curious. TIA!

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Lonecatwithkitten Wed 26-Sep-18 17:47:10

They are members of the challenge and extension program. The program is not just for academically gifted, so it has a wide variety of offerings.
DD is a member by her academic ability and also as she is gifted in performing arts. So far this term she has had the opportunity to listen to a talk from a female astronaut, attend a physical theatre performance and a workshop on blood brothers.

onemouseplace Thu 04-Oct-18 16:42:29

More and Most Able I think. There might even be an Exceptionally Able category as well.

Unfortunately it is school policy not to tell parents if their children are considered either, so it is all a bit irrelevant (and I only know what the terms are as I trawled through the governors' minutes on the website).

NellyBarney Thu 04-Oct-18 23:11:37

The state primary schools I deal with use 'more able' and base it on teacher assessment. The independent primary schools I know will have 'enrichment' and 'challenge' programms for those who are identified as academically more able but base it (mainly, not exclusively) on IQ style CAD tests, not on teacher assessment of actual work.

NellyBarney Thu 04-Oct-18 23:12:46

*CAT tests, sorry.

Tomorrowillbeachicken Fri 05-Oct-18 16:36:18

Gifted and talented

BeachCrow Fri 05-Oct-18 16:42:41

Gifted and talented at the primary school. High performer at secondary.


AChickenCalledKorma Fri 05-Oct-18 16:44:52


It's all a bit Inspector Morse, but they are pretty good at working with high achievers, so I'm not complaining!

heartofgold Fri 05-Oct-18 16:45:50


AChickenCalledKorma Fri 05-Oct-18 18:08:24

heartofgold only in the staff room, presumably? grin

Queenofthedrivensnow Fri 05-Oct-18 18:14:22

High achieving pupil or hap

Growingpeopleme Sat 06-Oct-18 21:12:30

High learning potential - so that it can include children who don’t necessarily demonstrate their full potential through class work such as very bright pupils from deprived backgrounds. So far has included some project opportunities in small groups as well as extension work in class. Our school seems pretty good and helping all children extend a bit whatever their bent. Sports, performing, leading, academics etc.

Glaciferous Mon 22-Oct-18 18:49:40

One of the schools we looked at called it able and ambitious, which I rather liked.

DNAP Tue 15-Jan-19 15:06:56

It’s rather played down at our prep. Having assumed that a private prep would raise the bar a little in terms of individual challenge & ability recognition, we were rather disappointed to hear the same old mantra around catering for all. Our daughter had an Ed P report prior to joining the school, which had highlighted her as being g&t for both verbal & maths, with particular strength in maths. She’s also had 3 consecutive years of cognitive ability tests in schools for profiling, and they have always come out similarly. 141 for NVR & spatial every year, 139 to 141 for Numerical and 135 - 137 for VR. However she doesn’t get any special extension or encouragement from what we can see...and in fact hates her English subject with a vengeance! Reading, writing etc...is a massive chore. And needless to say, vocabulary is not on par hmm

recently Tue 15-Jan-19 15:08:27

It doesn't exist. They like to grind everyone down to the same level.

RiverTam Tue 15-Jan-19 15:11:09

absolutely no idea, I have a feeling they are so hyper-inclusive that they wouldn't go for such an exclusionary thing. Or maybe it's just that DD and her pals are too dim for me to know about it.

Lara53 Wed 16-Jan-19 16:17:47

MAT - more able and talented

JennyOnAPlate Wed 16-Jan-19 16:19:48

More able. Parents aren't told if their child is considered more able or not though.

NorthEndGal Wed 16-Jan-19 16:24:20


BluthsFrozenBananas Wed 16-Jan-19 16:26:29

I don’t think it exists at DDs school they’re very inclusive, they don’t use ability tables or sets and it’s not a school which pushes the academic stuff very hard. It’s possible they do have some kind of extension group for maths, but they certainly don’t for English because DD would be included if they did.

Helperout Thu 17-Jan-19 13:37:23

They are not recognised my children's schools. When my DSs are finished their assigned work they get to do free writing or some extra (at same level as rest of class) maths sheets. That's it. angry

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