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More Able

Allerton Grange School is committed to developing confident, creative and independent learners. As part of this commitment, we believe all students with the potential to gain the highest levels/grades should be provided with teaching and learning opportunities to ensure this happens.

Our policy for stretching and challenging the most able students at Allerton Grange has been launched to replace the previous Gifted and Talented Policy. The new system will significantly improve the way in which Allerton Grange School identifies More Able students as Key Stage 2 levels will be used to determine which students have the potential to achieve the highest grades when they start with us in Year 7. The cohort of More Able students in each year group will be made known to all teaching staff to ensure we stretch and challenge each and every individual.

The new policy will also allow for more robust tracking of student progress, which in turn will enable effective interventions to be put in place for any student who needs them at the earliest opportunity.

At Allerton Grange School we also understand that not all students excel at traditional academic studies, therefore we will continue to identify ‘Talented’ students in the following areas:

  • Art
  • Drama
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Music
  • PE
  • Technology
  • Textiles

More Able Consistencies

  • All lessons should be designed to stretch and challenge all students.
  • Activities for ‘more able’ students should be signposted using the term Bright Sparks (or using the logo).
  • Bright Sparks activities should not always be used as extension work.
  • Ask ‘Why?’ – Encourage students to give reasons and explanations.
  • Marking and feedback should be diagnostic with next steps for improvement.

If you would like more information about the More Able policy at Allerton Grange, please contact the More Able Progress Leader, Tom Hanson at tomhanson@allertongrange.com


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