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The Gifted & Talented Coordinator’s Handbook
RRP£174.00
Offer Price£145.00
Phase: 
Secondary
ISBN: 
978-1-907567-17-9
Published: 
Jul 2011

Introduction

Practical strategies for supporting more able students in secondary schools

The Gifted & Talented Coordinator’s Handbook explains what is expected of secondary schools in terms of gifted and talented provision and gifted and talented coordinators, providing guidance on every aspect of your work and role so that you can give the gifted and talented students at your school the support they need.

Only available as an eBook

What is an eBook? An eBook is electronic version of a printed book which can be read on a computer or a specifically designed handheld device. This eBook is in PDF format and can be shared with your colleagues.

Benefits

The Gifted and Talented Coordinator’s Handbook brings together all the resources you need in one place.

This one-stop resource:
  • uses an inclusive and innovative approach to help you get the best from your more-able students
  • provides a unique combination of theoretical content, ready-to-use frameworks and practical guidance
  • includes 36 case studies to show what can be done and how others did it
  • features self-contained sections, ideal for dissemination within the school and for sharing with key staff
  • covers everything from strategic management issues to designing appropriate lesson activities for more-able students
  • provides 30 templates and tools that will save you time and effort and help you to professionalise your work
  • the ebook includes downloadable templates and PowerPoint presentations for ease of reproduction

Summary of contents

Practical strategies for supporting more able students in secondary schools.

 

Built on the success of our first edition best seller…

The Gifted and Talented Coordinator’s Handbook was originally published in 2006 and was the first of its kind, explaining exactly what is expected of schools and G&T coordinators. The new edition follows in the footsteps of the original by including all you need to know about changes to government measures for more-able students in 2007 and what this means for your role. It also gives more information on the newly developed role of the leading teacher.

Essential guidance on the role of leading teachers and G&T coordinators

The Gifted and Talented Coordinator’s Handbook is written by three experienced consultants with an impressive track record in working with more able students, as well as many years of classroom practice. It will allow you to ensure the best possible provision and opportunities for your more able students by enabling you to:

  • involve your school governors and parents in overseeing G&T provision
  • ascertain what training you or your staff may need to be able to meet the needs of your students
  • get professional support and practical advice on implementing new ideas and creative solutions in your school – including ready-made templates and tools to save you time
  • find out what the latest research says about best practice – offering practical guidance and case study examples detailing how to implement this in your school
  • improve your school policy and provision for more able students – using a whole school approach to more able student support by using the personalisation agenda
  • deal with strategic management issues in an effective and efficient way – offering frameworks and ready prepared templates to professionalise your work
  • bridge the gap between government and LA advice and your own day-to-day school practice –combining theory with practical tools and advice.

 

Gain a better understanding of your role and your responsibilities

The Gifted and Talented Coordinator’s Handbook takes you through the development of the role of the leading teacher and outlines the government’s vision of what the responsibilities of a leading teacher are. It offers helpful guidance on where you can get specialist training which can then help you to identify areas of need within your school as well as highlight the areas that you need to focus on for improvement.

This information can be used within your self-evaluation and will also ensure that you are ready for any question thrown at you regarding schools procedures when inspected by your school improvement partner or Ofsted inspectors.

Chapter breakdown

Enhancing provision for more able students:a schoolwide framework

Section 1: Introduction
About this handbook
Key definitions and principles
Myths and stereotypes  

Section 2:Whole-school issues
Evaluating your current practice
Auditing and self-evaluation  
Planning for a better future
Having a vision for your more able students
Nurturing a culture of high achievement  
Setting up effective systems
Setting up appropriate systems
Writing a policy for more able students
Grouping arrangements
Timetabling
Funding your provision
Monitoring and evaluating your work  
The role of key people
The role of the gifted and talented coordinator
Working with other people in your school
Training yourself and others
Involving parents and carers
Networking and partnerships  

Section 3: Working with more able students
General principles  
Identification issues
Identifying more able students
Assessing students’ learning preferences  
Specific needs of students
Able underachievers
Dual exceptionality
Exceptionally able students  
Approaches to teaching and learning
Differentiation
Acceleration
Accelerated learning
Personalised learning
E-learning
Emotional intelligence
Thinking skills
Learning to learn skills
Homework
Assessment issues
Student target-setting  
High ability in specific domains
Subject-specific considerations
Discovering and nurturing ability in PE, sport and dance
Discovering and nurturing ability in art
Abilities in non-traditional areas  
Enrichment
Organising enrichment projects  

Section 4: Education research and more able students
Research round-up and key theories
Carrying out your own research  

Section 5: Further information and resources
Contact addresses
Bibliography
Index

Details

Only available as an eBook

What is an eBook? An eBook is electronic version of a printed book which can be read on a computer or a specifically designed handheld device. This eBook is in PDF format and can be shared with your colleagues.

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