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Launchpad unit enrichment

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    Enrichment has been described as …


    • A higher quality of work than the norm for the age group
    • Work covered in more depth
    • A broadening of the learning experience
    • Promoting a higher level of learning
    • The inclusion of additional subject areas and/or activities
    • The use of supplementary materials beyond the normal range of resources




                                                        Teare 1997
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                    Enrichment Audit
                                            Place in the curriculum
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                       Types of enrichment opportunity
    •   Extraction - A special, one – off session for Gifted and Talented pupils exploring an
        area of interest or a new subject in depth.
    • Support within class – Assistants, outside experts or mentors work alongside pupils
        during lessons to provide extra stimulus and introduce or mediate new material etc.
    • Self-directed projects – Teachers reward the high achieving gifted and talented pupil
        by asking them to design and undertake their own in-depth projects in a relevant area
        of interest.
    • Homework enrichment – Pupils are given challenging tasks which move beyond
         material covered in class.
    • Access to enrichment materials – Pupils are loaned additional material or given
        access to electronic means of research.
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    •   Opportunities to work with talented adults or older peers - This might
        include master classes or special workshops run by visiting groups or experts.
    •   Clubs and societies – Ideally a range should be available in a school, covering
        academic and other interests.
    •   Visits – This includes specialist visitors to the school as well as visits to see
        specialists or places of interest.
    •   School newspapers, radio stations, subject based magazines
    •   Competitions and quizzes
    •   ‘Festive days’ or festivals
    •   Suspension of the normal timetable – lessons are suspense for activities
        on a particular theme
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                        Action plan for enrichment
        Action   Type of       Pupils targeted   Dates for        Staff responsible
                 opportunity                     implementation


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