MORE ABLE, GIFTED AND TALENTED PROVISION AT GREENBANK HIGH SCHOOL

 

At Greenbank High School we deliver a challenging and enriching curriculum to all our pupils. Since 2015 we have held the prestigious NACE Challenge Award, which recognises our high-quality provision for more able learners within a context of challenge for all.

When a pupil enters Greenbank High School with a Key Stage 3 SATs score of 110 or above, they are placed on our ‘Primary More Able, Gifted and Talented Register’. They will remain on the register from Year 7 to 11.

We also have a ‘Secondary More Able, Gifted and Talented Register’ as we recognise that some pupils excel and develop at different stages in their lives. We also recognise that pupils may have a specific ‘gift or talent’ in a subject area e.g. PE, music, dance etc which may not reflect in their SATs results. Each subject has a specific identification criteria which allows teachers to nominate pupils who fit the criteria. Parents can also nominate, so please get in touch if you feel you daughter has a gift or talent we may not know about.

Pupils who are on the Primary Register will be targeted GCSE Grades of 7-9 in all subject areas. It is our job to ensure your daughter has the support and guidance to fulfil her potential during her 5-year journey with us.

Pupils who are on the Secondary Register will have slightly lower target grades but will be stretched and challenged to help exceed their targets, especially in the subject areas they are identified as being MAGT.

Pupils who are on the Primary Register will be targeted GCSE Grades of 7-9 in all subject areas. It is our job to ensure your daughter has the support and guidance to fulfil her potential during her 5-year journey with us.

Pupils who are on the Secondary Register will have slightly lower target grades but will be stretched and challenged to help exceed their targets, especially in the subject areas they are identified as being MAGT.

Our MAGT Programme starts in Year 7. MAGT Year 7 & 8 pupils are invited to attend a MAGT club after school on a Wednesday. There are different sessions pupils can sign up for. The topics covered aim to enhance lifelong skills and to take pupils out of their comfort zones e.g. debating, public speaking and team fundraising.

In Years 9-11, any underachieving MAGT pupil will receive additional support with our MAGT mentor, Progress Leader, Learning Mentor or Subject teacher to try and overcome any issues which may be affecting their progress.

In Year 10 all MAGT Pupils take part in the Grade 8-9 Workshops which consists of three sessions throughout the year. The sessions focus on how to become a better learner and how to achieve the highest grades possible. Pupils will also analyse their most current PIPS and set targets to try and improve in certain subjects.

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR MAGT PUPILS  

 

Our MAGT programme provides our MAGT pupils with plenty of opportunities during their 5 years.

We have very strong links with Oxbridge and have hosted many of their events at school, e.g. ‘Year 8 Oxbridge Options and Careers Talk’.

We organise an annual 2 day residential to either Cambridge or Oxford University for pupils in Years 9 & 10. This residential is extremely popular and incredibly inspiring and motivational for pupils.

MAGT pupils also take part in Oxbridge Outreach Events which have taken place at Goodison Park and Liverpool Museum.

In Key Stage 4 MAGT are given the opportunity to take part in More Able Masterclasses at Runshaw College and various universities. They will also take part in activities which are subject based, such as the Year 8 & 9 Science and Technology Challenge at Liverpool John Moores University, the Chemistry Salters Festival, the UKMT Maths Challenge, The Brilliant Club (attending tutorials at Manchester University and completing mini-dissertations), ‘Stretch and Challenge days’ plus many more.

We encourage all of our MAGT pupils to get involved with as many activities and opportunities as they can. We also ask parents to support your daughter at home with classwork, homework and revision. It has been proven by the Harvard Family research project that parental involvement is strongly associated to higher student achievement.

If you have any questions regarding MAGT at Greenbank then please get in touch with Mrs C.Crowther who is the Lead Teacher for the More Able, Gifted and Talented.

 

Rulec.te@greenbankhigh.co.uk

01704567591

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