Gifted and talented

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We all think our children are amazing, but how do you know if your child is truly gifted and talented? What does the phrase actually mean and, if your child is identified as 'G&T', how do you support them at home?

This section of the site had lots of information and advice to help you spot the signs of a gifted learner, understand what it means to have a gifted and talented child, what to expect from the school and how to support your child at home. 

We also explain more about how gifted children demonstrate excellence in different subjects and what enrichment is.


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Could your child be gifted?
You might suspect that your child is particularly talented if they are very good at academic subjects or if they excel at sports or show musical skill. So how do you know if your child is actually gifted – or just bright?
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What is enrichment?
Your child's school might organise enrichment days, or suggest that you try enrichment activities with a gifted and talented child. We explain what enrichment is, and why you're probably already enriching your child's learning without even realising it!
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Gifted and talented: your questions answered
If you've been told your child is gifted and talented you'll have lots of questions you want answered. We asked the experts to explain what to expect.


Summer brain-boosting challenges learning pack
Summer brain-boosting challenges
Juggle fruit. Work on the technology of the future. Plot and design a lost city, create a zoo of invented animals, learn to talk sdrawkcab and bake a pizza clock and a pastry map. How many of our wonderful brain-boosting challenges can you fit into your summer? All you need are some art materials, imagination and an enquiring mind to have a go at a whole host of practical and reflective activities, suitable for primary-school children (and parents, of course). Have fun!
Y6 SATs enrichment activities, TheSchoolRun
Y6 SATs enrichment activities
SATs have become synonymous with drilling and fact-based learning and children can find them boring and sometimes even demoralising to prepare for. This learning pack is a collection of enrichment activities aimed at getting children to use their imaginations and think about test management and success in a very different way.
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Gifted and talented learning activities

Looking for some really original, exciting learning activities to try out at home? Our Gifted and talented pack presents 30 fascinating, involving projects to get stuck into, all linked to the national curriculum for 5- to 11-year-olds and designed to get your child (and you!) thinking, creating and loving learning.