Jessop Primary School


Able and Talented

Able and Talented pupils

Jessop Primary School ensures that all pupils reach their full potential and plan engaging learning opportunities to challenge and expand pupil’s knowledge. This involves the opportunities to complete tasks from Challenge boxes and Challenge tables when they have mastered new concepts. This gives pupils the opportunity to apply their learning to different avenues within these learnt concepts.  Team planning and frequent training opportunities ensure that teaching practices remain innovative and creative to develop an independent motivation in children to challenge their own learning.

Amongst our fantastic pupils there are some Able and Talented pupils who quickly learn new concepts and complete the challenges for their own year group and beyond. These children are challenged further through links to other year groups learning skills. In addition, their skills are developed through application via multi-faceted forms of learning; including, investigations, explanations and practical kinaesthetic learning.

There is a targeted After School club for pupils with a variety of Talents; this year the focus is on Animation; with literacy able pupils writing scripts and dialogue, artistic pupils drawing the animation and numeracy able pupils developing the setting to scale.

Jessop Primary School frequently links with a nearby secondary School that supports the Able and Talented pupils with workshops in art, drama, dance, numeracy, science and literacy. This allows pupils to develop their talents and develop an understanding of Secondary school to support with their transition in year 6.

The school continually maintains links with the local council’s Able and Talented Outreach Support, to ensure that dynamic approaches, to challenging our most able pupils is of an Outstanding quality. This also allows training opportunities for new and old members of staff to plan suitably challenging lessons for our pupils.