Berrymede’s More Able Gifted & Talented Students (MAG&T)
‘Gifted and talented’ describes children with the ability or potential to develop significantly ahead of their peers:
- ‘gifted’ learners are those with abilities in one or more academic subjects, such as maths or English
- ‘talented’ learners are those who have practical skills in areas such as sport, music, design or creative and performing arts
Skills and attributes such as leadership, decision-making and organisation may also be taken into account.
At Berrymede Junior School, once students have been identified as MAG&T, they will be provided with greater challenges in lessons, and provided with further opportunities outside of lessons to further develop their talents.
Each term, MAG&T students are expected to teach mini lessons, to class across the school. This helps the students to develop their planning skills and research skills as well as build confidence. The student will also attend school trips: a visit to Roehampton University. The purpose of this trip is to give students exposure to further education; thus allowing them to start making informed decisions about university through higher education talk, workshops and university tours.