Gifted & Talented
Henry Cort is committed to providing an appropriate curriculum and adequate support to enable each student who has been identified as gifted or talented to reach their full potential. Supporting such students is not seen as exclusive. The practices used to support these students are used across the college and are used to support the student population as a whole.
Gifted students have ability in one or more curriculum subjects. Talented students have ability in subjects outside the National Curriculum such as sport and expressive arts. Students are initialled identified in Year 7 based upon a combination of SAT and CAT results. Curriculum and House leaders are also asked to list those who they feel have a particular gift or talent. The Gifted and Talented register of those identified is then reviewed annually with a specific focus on the move from KS3 to KS4. Inclusion on the register is fluid and continually reviewed.
Relevant curriculum areas are also asked to identify students who may not fulfil the academic criteria above but who do display a particular talent in Art, Music, Drama or Sport. This information is kept on a ‘talented’ register which runs along side the ‘Gifted’ one. Specific focus will be given to talented sportsmen and women who will be invited to join the Junior Athlete Education (JAE) programme.
Young Gifted and Talented
We actively encourage those students identified as Gifted or Talented to register with Young Gifted & Talented (YGT) the national body for Gifted and Talented students. This gives them access to a range of courses, workshops and support structures beyond the college.