I am Mrs Halstead Coordinator for Able, gifted and talented (AGT) students. AGT students are those who have ability or abilities beyond the large majority of their peer group and consequently require a more challenging curriculum. In line with county and national indicators at Norden High School AGT students are grouped as;
Able students have the capacity for, or demonstrate high levels of performance in traditional academic areas; students show the potential to achieve at a higher level than the majority of their peers.
Gifted students are those capable of exceptional performance: representing around 0.5% of the population nationally. Average CAT score of over 126 (Gifted) 120 (Very Able) or exceptionally high score in one battery e.g. Non Verbal score 125. Non-verbal 120+
Talented students show ability through creative or physical talents. They show ability or excel in areas such as Art, Music, Drama, Sports, Technologies or the Performing Arts.
Government initiatives aim to stretch and challenge AGT students in every classroom and in every school with opportunities to further their particular gifts and talents at a local, regional and national level.
USEFUL WEB SITES
https://www.iggy.net/ good network for pupils
Skills North West Careers Show http://www.skillsnw.co.uk/
National Association for Gifted children https://www.nagc.org/
Potential Plus a charity which helps nurture and support AGT pupils http://www.potentialplusuk.org/
Mind Sport Olympiad http://www.msoworld.com/
http://www.giftltd.co.uk/ This website provides information on residential and non-residential extension and master classes courses for Exceptionally Able, Gifted and Talented children.
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