Able Children

As part of our commitment to entitlement for all, provision for more able pupils is monitored to ensure that we:

  • cultivate an ethos that develops children’s confidence in their own abilities and encourages children to take pride in their abilities
  • broaden and enrich their learning
  • provide challenging experiences and activities within and beyond the regular curriculum
  • develop high level thinking skills and skills for life
  • consider the personal, social and emotional development of children in addition to their intellectual needs
  • appreciate that all more able pupils are individuals who have their own strengths and weaknesses

In order to facilitate, nurture and develop the learning of  Able Children at Ranvilles, the provision takes two forms:

Quality First Teaching – Daily Classroom Provision

  • Differentiated tasks that provide high levels of challenge through breadth, depth and pace – Activity Challenge and Extension (ACE) Activities
  • Use of higher-order questioning to develop investigation, enquiry and promote high-level thinking skills
  • Small group work pitched at a higher level with adult support
  • Target setting linked to the STARS philosophy – Achieve and Learn, Talents and Interests, pupil rockets in planner
  • Planned lessons where input and task design is tailored to facilitate the development of pupils’ individual talents and interests

Enrichment Opportunities activities outside the classroom

  • Additional opportunities for sport, music and drama development
  • Visits, expert visitors and master-classes
  • Opportunities to be ‘leaders’ within school e.g. STAR leaders, Head Boy/Girl
  • Range of extra-curricular clubs and activities

To view some of the enrichment activities and fantastic work across the curriculum, please click on the links below:

Able Children – Masterclass

Able Children – Art and DT

Able Children – Sport