Supporting the Progress of the More Able - Manchester

Wednesday 26 Sep 2018
The Midland Hotel - Manchester
Engage and motivate more able pupils across the whole school and ensure staff and parental understanding to support progress


Can't make Manchester? This conference is also being run in London on 2 October.


“…if you stay resolute and communicate with students the changes you are making and the benefits these changes will bring, they will end up appreciating your high expectations of what they can achieve,” SecEd

With too much focus on raw data and a lack of resource and motivation, there are many barriers to ensuring effective support for more able pupils.

Talent can be all too easily wasted if more able pupils are left unchallenged. Making sure a culture of ‘pitching to the top’, balancing the curriculum for the benefit of all pupils, and effectively providing greater depth in lessons is crucial.

In addition to this, leading the provision of more able in your school and building whole-school staff engagement can be a daunting task for both new and experienced coordinators.

Are you confident your staff can provide the stretch and challenge required to guarantee that all more able pupils are motivated and inspired?

Why is this conference relevant?

This practical and informative event will outline key ways to improve provision for your more able pupils, and ensure your staff are equipped with effective strategies in the classroom.

What can I expect?

This event will host insightful keynotes and content rich workshops.

  • Updates on Ofsted expectations and the effects of changing GCSE/A-Levels.
  • Strategies to ensure whole-school consistency with identification of more able pupils.
  • Case studies from outstanding schools and advice on how to balance the curriculum for the stretch and support of all pupils.
  • Tips for providing challenge in key subjects and how these can be adapted for all subject areas.
  • Guidance on how to effectively support more able pupils from a disadvantaged background.

Who should attend?

  • Gifted & Talented/Most Able Co-ordinators
  • Deputy Headteachers
  • Assistant Headteachers
  • Teaching & Learning Co-ordinators
  • Heads of Department


Information coming shortly!