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Redhill IMPROVING GIFTED AND TALENTED PROVISION

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									                                                  IMPROVING GIFTED AND TALENTED PROVISION

                                                                  Redhill Programme

                                  Aims                                                                       Outcomes
a. To establish a consistent approach to gifted and talented management      a. Gifted and talented link co-ordinators in each faculty are established in
   across the school.                                                           their role and have support from the Gifted and Talented Advisor.

b. To provide an advanced level of provision in every lesson to motivate,    b. Pupils have enhanced thinking skills and are therefore able to learn
   challenge and improve students to succeed.                                   independantly.

c. To improve rates of progress, learning and provision for gifted and       c. Pupils are monitored closely to ensure that they reach their own
   talented students in all key stages including under-achieving able           personal targets and potential. They are both academically and in a
   students or students from vulnerable or under-presented groups.              whole school context, supported in doing this.

d. To support our family of schools in identifying and engaging gifted and   d.    (i) An initial three primary schools involved in the gifted and
   talented students, by working to develop and provide guidelines and                  talented.
   share best practice.                                                            (ii) This programme established with the family of primary
                                                                                        schools, reflecting joint specialisms of Performing Arts and
                                                                                        Science.

e. To improve enrichment opportunities and extend wider provision for        e.    ‘Redhill Academy’ is established offering extended opportunities
   students.                                                                                  to more able students across the curriculum and aspirant
                                                                                      leavers.

f.   To continue to develop a broad and balanced curriculum, to meet the     f.    Each pupil is given the opportunity to explore and progress in their own
     needs of students from all key stages and backgrounds.                       chosen areas of study. They are involved in the learning process and
                                                                                  develop thinking skills across all areas of the curriculum.
Redhill Gifted & Talented Strategy

 a. To establish a consistent approach to gifted and talented management across the school
     Gifted and talented link co-ordinators in each faculty are established in their role and have support from the Gifted and Talented Advisor.




                                                                                                                  Monitoring and
      Objective                Action                By Whom              Resources        Success Criteria                                 Timescale
                                                                                                                   Evaluation

 (1) Audit current       Meetings with           M. Hardy             Evidence files of   Transparent picture    Evaluate feedback     Spring Term 2009.
 Gifted and              teachers                Head of Faculty or   current practise.   of provision and       from individual
 Talented provision      responsible for         nominated teacher                        best practise          faculty’s and
 in order to establish   Gifted and              responsible for                          established.           present to SLT.
 a clear picture of      Talented within         Gifted and                               Highlight areas of
 present situation.      their faculty areas.    Talented.                                weakness or gaps
                         Establish other                                                  in provision.
                         sources of Gifted
                         and Talented
                         provision outside of
                         faculty areas.

 (2) Establish a         Gifted and talented     M. Hardy             CPD for             Link coordinators in   Coordinators report   Coordinators in
 specialised but         link co-ordinators in                        Coordinators.       each faculty area to   on progress within    place; Summer
 consistent              each faculty are                                                 drive forward the      their own faculty     2009.
 approach to Gifted      established in their                                             Gifted and             area.                 CQS piloted in
 and Talented            role                                                             Talented Agenda        Consistent            Humanities and
 provision across        CPD provided for                                                 CQS adopted by all     approach              Science; Autumn
 faculties.              staff responsible.                                               faculty areas.         maintained across     2009. Further
                                                                                                                 faculties.            faculties to follow in
                                                                                                                                       Summer 2010.

 (3) Faculties are       Faculties create        Heads of Faculty     Create data base,   Increased              Faculties update      Registers updated
 clear on how they       profile of gifted and   Link Coordinators    and feed into       consistency in         records yearly.       Summer 2009, with
 identify Gifted and     talented performers                          central profile.    awareness of           Monitor progress of   new intake Autumn
 Talented pupils,        in their specialism                                              Gifted and             identified pupils     2009.
 and monitor their       and track their                                                  Talented pupils        and intervene if
progress.              progress.                                                          within and between      underachievement
                                                                                          faculties.              looks likely.

(4) Improve staff      All pupils fill in an   M Hardy             Questionnaire.         Increased               Evaluate                Information
awareness of           ‘All about me           Tutors              Database set up of     awareness of pupil      questionnaires and      gathered in
pupil’s individual     questionnaire.          HoH                 pertinent              talents, particularly   present                 Summer 2009.
talents. In doing so   Use to further                              information.           out of school.          information.            Disseminated to
support VT system      inform faculty G &                                                 Dissemination of        Update information      tutors and faculties
launch.                T registers.                                                       this information to     regularly.              Autumn 2010.
                                                                                          staff.

(5) Increase the       (i) Establish           C.King              CPD for staff in       More pupils take on     Faculty’s evaluate      (i) Staff and pupil
opportunities          Science leaders,        Pottinger           running leadership     leadership roles        first year of           mentor training
available for more     MFL leaders and         K Latham            programmes.            and are trained to      leadership              Summer and
able pupils to take    Arts leaders            P Sherlock          Training for pupil     do so effectively.      programmes.             Autumn 2009.
on leadership roles    programmes, to          M Hardy             peer mentors.          Whole school            Tutors, Head of         (ii) Arts Award ;
within the school      build on success of     M. Clare and        Visits to schools      impact on raising       House and Student       TBC
                       Sports leaders.         Student Voice       who already run VT     standards and           Voice monitor and       Science Leader ;
                       (ii) Increase peer      group.              system for staff and   achievement,            evaluate impact of      Spring / Summer
                       mentoring and                               student voice.         generating a            peer mentors,           2010
                       leadership roles                                                   positive and            particularly year 11    MFL leaders
                       within the new VT /                                                supportive ethos.       and sixth form.         begins Autumn
                       House System.                                                                                                      2009.

(6) Establish a        Create Gifted and       M. Hardy            ICT based              Clear picture of        Once established,       G & T web area to
Gifted and             Talented area to        Link Coordinators   resources.             Gifted and              evaluate impact via     launch in line with
Talented web area      highlight advanced      C. West                                    Talented provision      questionnaires to       Academy; Autumn
on the school site.    provision, extra        J. Bray                                    in the school for all   staff, pupils and       2009.
                       curricular                                                         stakeholders.           parents.
                       (Academy), and                                                     Information and         Updates ongoing         Updated on half
                       other issues                                                       resources for           with coordinators       term basis.
                       including parental                                                 pupils, parents,        taking responsibility
                       information and                                                    staff and local         for individual
                       how they can best                                                  community for           faculty areas.
                       support exceptional                                                excellent provision.
                       performance.

(7) Set up G & T       Complete online         M.Hardy             SSAT G & T             Profile set up,         Profile updated on      Profile complete
Lead school profile    IQS, and profile.                           website.               reflecting the          a half termly basis.    Autumn 2009.
on the SSAT            Begin uploading                                                    improving G & T         Reflect on own          Update half termly.
website.             attachments.                                                  provision at Redhill.   provision by
                                                                                                           monitoring other
                                                                                                           schools profiles.

(8) Possibility of   Complete online      M.Hardy           School G & T           G & T Provision of      Evaluate action       Evaluate possibility
application for      application and      J.Elliott         action plan, policy.   a standard to           plan and progress     of application
NACE Challenge       collect evidence.    Faculty           NACE materials.        achieve award           made.                 Summer 2010.
Award?                                    Coordinators.                            criteria.


b. To provide an advanced level of provision in every lesson to motivate, challenge and improve students to succeed
   Pupils have enhanced thinking skills and are therefore able to learn independently.




                                                                                                             Monitoring and
     Objective             Action             By Whom           Resources           Success Criteria                                 Timescale
                                                                                                                Evaluation
(1) Develop Sixth    T & L group          N. Matthews       T & L group            Improve students        Evaluate faculty      Sixth form focus ;
Form independent     meetings to share    Teaching and      meetings.              ability to learn        practice and bring    Autumn
learning skills.     and develop          Learning group.   Faculty Leaders        autonomously and        back to T & L         2009/Spring 2010
                     consistency.         C. West.          meeting.               better prepare          group.
                     ICT use in                                                    them for higher         Assess wider          Wider school
                     developing best                                               education.              school implications   thinking skills ; TBC
                     practice.                                                                             and specific school
                     Coordinate a wider                                                                    needs to
                     whole school                                                                          developing thinking
                     approach to                                                                           skills.
                     Thinking Skills.

(2) Develop a        Student Voice        M. Clare and      Student Voice          Clear and               Student evaluation    Student Voice ;
personalised and     investigation into   Student Voice     Group.                 representative pupil    and presentation at   Spring 2009.
relevant homework    pupil perception     group.                                   opinion generated       staff meeting.
strategy.            and opinion on       HoF                                      with                    Follow up             Follow up; Autumn
                     homework.                                                     recommendations         evaluation in         2009 – Spring
                     Followed up                                                   for action.             faculty meetings.     2010.
                     through faculty’s.

(3) To ensure Pace   Student Voice        M. Clare and      Student Voice          Clear and               Student evaluation    Student Voice ;
and Challenge in     debate and           Student Voice     Group meeting.         representative pupil    and presentation at   Spring 2010.
all lessons.          investigation into      group.               T & L group        opinion generated       staff meeting.
                      how to ensure           M.Hardy              meeting.           with                    Staff follow up to      Follow up Summer
                      Challenge for the       N. Matthews                             recommendations         be confirmed.           2010
                      more able.              Teaching and                            for action.
                      T & L group take        Learning group.                         Follow up by T & L
                      on board pupil                                                  group and faculty’s.
                      views and discuss
                      challenge and
                      extension toolkits in
                      lessons.

(4) Faculties         Two pilot faculties     M.Hardy              CQS tool.          Departments             Evaluate faculty        Humanities and
evaluate classroom    evaluate provision      C.King               Faculty meetings   actively targeting G    provision for G & T     Science pilot CQS;
practise with         using CQS tool.         H.Buxton             Faculty team       & T pupils and          pupils. Set clear       Spring 2010.
particular focus on   Present to other        HoF                  meeting.           identifying areas for   targets for             Further faculties to
G & T pupils          faculties, who will     Faculty                                 improvement in          improvement.            follow in Summer
                      then complete           Coordinators                            their provision.                                2010.
                      CQS.

(5) Learning          Develop advanced        M. Hardy             Advanced level     LRC able to meet        Link coordinators       Coordinators
Resource Centre       level provision for     Link Coordinators.   resouces in the    advanced needs of       evaluate LRC in         evaluate provision;
provision for G & T   each faculty in the     K. Hilditch.         LRC.               more able pupils in     own faculty areas       Autumn 2009 /
pupils enhanced.      Learning resource                                               all faculty areas for   and make                Update yearly.
                      centre.                                                         extended study.         recommendations.

(6) New staff and     New staff               N.Matthews.          NCSL website.      Staff develop their     Evaluation part of      All programmes
emerging leaders      programme, years        Various              Staff working      classroom practise,     programme as are        begin Autumn 2009
classroom practise    3 – 6 staff                                  groups.            enhancing               clear target setting.   and run throughout
enhanced              programme and                                                   personalised                                    academic year.
                      leading from the                                                learning of pupils.
                      middle programme.                                               Evaluation skills
                                                                                      enhanced.
c. To improve rates of progress, learning and provision for gifted and talented students in all key stages including under-achieving able
   students or students from vulnerable or under-presented groups
. Pupils are monitored closely to ensure that they reach their own personal targets and potential. They are both academically and in a whole school
context, supported in doing this.



                                                                                                               Monitoring and
     Objective               Action              By Whom             Resources          Success Criteria                               Timescale
                                                                                                                  Evaluation
(1) To tackle any      Data collated         Rebecca             Data enabler          Academically able     Monitoring to         Data collection and
underachievement       specifically for      J. Elliott          toolkit.              pupils highlighted    coincide with data    filtering; Summer
in the gifted pupils   more able pupils.     Heads of Faculty    Focussed support      and tracked.          collection points,    2009.
at the school,         Pupils tracked to     Heads of House      as required.          Plateau or            and shared with       Transition data
taking into account    highlight progress.                                             regression            relevant members      evaluated; Autumn
equal opportunities    Support accessed                                                identified and        of staff.             2009.
and pupils from        for specific pupils                                             supported.            Search for trends     Monitoring; See
disadvantaged          who are not                                                                           with particular       data collection
backgrounds..          progressing as                                                                        groups of pupils      points.
                       expected.                                                                             within school.

(2) Tracking the                             R. Graves           Data enabler          More able students    Monitoring thrugh     Bi – weekly SLT
most able and                                J. Elliott          toolkit.              attain at or above    Faculty’s and SLT.    line management
intervention in        Data collated         SLT                 Focussed support      MAG level.            Discussion with       meetings.
order meet or attain   specifically for      HOF                 as required           Faculty’s track       SLT through           Data collection and
higher than            more able pupils.                                               progress of more      Faculty line          evaluation via
minimum                Pupils tracked to                                               able and intervene    management.           school assessment
attainment grades      highlight progress.                                             / support as                                calendar.
at Key Stage 3         Support accessed                                                needed.
                       for specific pupils
(3) To improve on      who are not           R. Graves           Data enabler          More able students    Monitoring thrugh     Bi – weekly SLT
the percentage of      progressing as        J. Elliott          toolkit.              attain at or above    Faculty’s and SLT.    line management
pupils in key stage    expected              SLT                 School data           MAG grade.            Discussion with       meetings.
4 and 5 obtaining                            HOF                 analysis as per       Faculty’s track       SLT through           Data collection and
A/A’s.                                                           school assessment     progress of more      Faculty line          evaluation via
                                                                 calendar.             able and intervene    management            school assessment
.                                                                                      / support as                                calendar.
                                                                                       needed.                                     Bi – weekly ‘Zorba
                                                                                                                                   action group’.
(5) To develop the     As part of the new      S. Dyce             Inset training       All gifted and        Daily contact         Mentor training;
role of the mentor     vertical tutoring       N.Matthews                               talented pupils       between mentor        Summer 2009.
in supporting gifted   system, pupils          P.Sherlock                               supported towards     and mentee, with      Implementation of
and talented pupils.   supported both          Mentor Trainers.                         excelling and         regular formal        mentoring; Autumn
                       academically and                                                 reaching their own    mentor sessions, at   2009. Mop up
                       in a pastoral                                                    potential.            least half termly.    throughout year.
                       context.

(6) Look towards       A clear targeted        M.Hardy             Inset Training       Clear, challenging    Pupil targets         Assess possibility
the viability of all   plan of action,         Head of House       Time to develop      and achievable        monitored and         of implementing
more able pupils       monitored on a          Tutors / Mentors.   plans and support.   targets set, to       progress assessed     EEP’s; Spring
having an              regular basis,                                                   ensure potential is   at regular interals   2010.
Exceptional            designed around                                                  achieved.             by the mentor and
Education Plan         overall provision for                                                                  mentee. At least
                       the specific G & T                                                                     half termly.
                       pupil.

(7) Pupils using the   Pupils given            M. Hardy            Y,G and T website.   Increased             Evaluate pupil and    Spring 2010.
Y,G and T website      information on how      Heads of House      Links from school    awareness for         parental response
and therefore          to join Y,G and T       Tutors              website.             additional support    to Y,G and T, and
accessing high         and access free         Faculties.          School Review.       for the more able.    pupil numbers
level provision        web based                                                        Encourage raised      involved.
within the subject     materials.                                                       aspirations and use
areas of interest to   Parental                                                         of higher level
them and / or          awareness on the                                                 provision outside
general Teaching       benefits of this                                                 the classroom.
and Learning           scheme.
issues.
d. To support our family of schools in identifying and engaging gifted and talented students, by working to develop and provide guidelines
   and share best practice.
    (i) An initial three primary schools involved in the gifted and talented.
    (ii) This programme established with the family of primary schools, reflecting joint specialisms of performing arts and
    science.


                                                                                                         Monitoring and
    Objective               Action               By Whom         Resources        Success Criteria                                Timescale
                                                                                                           Evaluation
(1) Dual              Experienced            K. Latham       Science and Arts    Increased numbers     Evaluate current      Initial evaluation;
specialisms of        teachers and           D. Mangan       teachers.           of young leaders      provision and set     Spring 2010.
Science and the       young leaders          E. Lovett       Young leaders.      within the school.    targets for
Arts, along with PE   support more able                      AST’s               Young leaders         development.          Monitor and
develop their work    provision in main                                          actively involved     Monitor impact and    evaluate; Summer
with Transition and   three feeder                                               along with teachers   evaluate.             2010.
main three feeder     primary schools.                                           in improving the
primary schools,                                                                 transition process.
using more able
young leaders.

(2) Develop a more    Share information      M.Hardy         Transition          Improved working      Monitor data          Spring 2010.
collaborative         and data, to better    J.Elliott       information and     relationships with    transfer and
approach to Gifted    understand pupils.     K. Latham       collaboration.      main feeder           targeted provision.
and Talented          Focus initially on     D. Mangan                           primary schools.
provision with        years 4 – 6.           E. Lovett                           More able pupils      Evaluate and target   Autumn 2010.
feeder primary        Share more able                                            identified at an      ways to improve.
schools.              provision and                                              earlier stage and
                      coordinate                                                 directed towards
                      approach to make                                           advanced
                      transition                                                 provision.
                      smoother.

(3) Look towards      Assess Academy         M. Hardy        Data analysis.      More able Key         Monitor and           Spring 2010.
the possibility of    impact and             P. Sherlock     Pupil, parent and   stage 2 pupils        Evaluate the
including feeder      possibility of         Faculty         staff               given the             impact of Redhill
primary schools in    including key stage    Coordinators.   questionnaires.     opportunity to        Academy.
the objectives of     2 pupils in the more                                       access advanced
the Redhill           able provision and                                         provision.            Evaluate marrying     Summer 2010.
Academy.              summer school.                                             Further improve       Transition work
                                                                               Transition to         with Academy
                                                                               Redhill.              structure.

(4) Look towards       Assess Academy        M. Hardy      Data analysis.      More able Key         Monitor and         Spring 2010.
extending the          and other             P. Sherlock   Pupil, parent and   stage 2 pupils        Evaluate the
Transition             Transition impact,                  staff               given the             impact of Redhill
development to         and possibility of                  questionnaires.     opportunity to        Academy.
more feeder            offering support to                                     access advanced
primary schools,       more feeder                                             provision.            Evaluate marrying   Summer 2010.
particularly through   primary’s.                                              Further improve       Transition work
the Academy                                                                    Transion to Redhill   with Academy and
                                                                                                     other targets.
e. To improve enrichment opportunities and extend wider provision for students
    ‘Redhill Academy’ is established offering extended opportunities to more able students across the curriculum and aspirant leavers.


                                                                                                                Monitoring and
    Objective                Action              By Whom              Resources           Success Criteria                                Timescale
                                                                                                                 Evaluation

(1) Launch the         Bring together a      P. Sherlock          Materials for in       Coordinated           Current provision      Current provision ;
‘Redhill Academy’.     calendar of           M. Hardy             house master           approach to           evaluated and          Summer 2009.
An Extended            Extended Services     Link Coordinators.   classes.               Extended Services,    recommendations
Services provision     provision with                             External providers     with calendar of      for improvements       Academy launch
with a focus for       specific times for                         for some activities.   provision.            reported prior to      Autumn 2009.
advanced level         Advanced Level                                                    Pupils able to        launch.
provision /            activities.                                                       access advanced       Redhill Academy        Evaluate Academy
masterclasses.                                                                           level activities to   first term monitored   impact; Spring and
                                                                                         extend their          and evaluated,         summer 2010
                                                                                         learning in their     including
                                                                                         chosen area of        stakeholder views
                                                                                         expertise or          and interest.
                                                                                         interest.

(2) Investigate the    Organise a            M. Hardy             TBC                    Closer links with     Following the          Evaluate launch;
possibility of         programme of          Link coordinators                           cluster schools       evaluation of the      Spring and summer
hosting a gifted and   activities focused    Outside agencies                            Further enhance       Academy launch         2010.
talented summer        on excellence,        Cluster schools.                            transition process.   and transition work,
school.                involving pupils                                                  Developed             assess the viability   Assess possibility
                       from our cluster.                                                 provision of          and demand for         of Summer school;
                                                                                         excellence.           summer school          Autumn 2010.
                                                                                                               provision.

(3) Effectively        Signpost activities   M. Hardy             Calender of wider      Pupils and parents    Monitor community      Community
highlight and          and events within     Link Coordinators    community              more aware of the     events and update      calendar ; Spring
promote advanced       the community that    Outside agencies     activities / events.   opportunities open    termly.                2010.
level provision        potentially provide                        Particularly           to them within the    Evaluate use by
within the             advanced level                             excellence in The      community to          pupils and parents
community,             extended provision                         Arts and Science.      support and extend    and impact on
particularly within    for our pupils /                           Website / Review.      their learning.       school provision.
our specialism’s       students.
(4) Look into the     Activities,           Extended Services.   School Website        Specialism            Following the           Evaluate launch;
viability and         particularly within   Outside agencies.    Redhill Review        provision increased   evaluation of the       Spring and summer
usefulness of         our specialism’s,                                                to include a          Academy launch,         2010.
providing and/or      signposted or on                                                 widening              assess credibility of
highlighting adult    site that promote                                                community             extending provision     Assess possibility
provision of an       advanced level                                                   participation.        to encapsulate          of adult provision;
excellence            provision for all                                                                      adults within the       Autumn 2010
standard.             within the                                                                             community.
                      community.

(5) To increase the   More able pupils      House                In house              Increased numbers     Evaluate the            Launch of VT /
opportunities for     become                Achievement          competition           of more able pupils   number of               House system ;
more able pupils,     increasingly          Coordinators.        resources.            involved in           opportunities to        Autumn 2009.
through being         involved in the       Head of House.       Inset for more able   activities and in     perform and take        Evaluation of
involved in inter     competitions,         Tutors.              pupils.               roles of              on responsibility       impact on more
house competitions    leadership                                                       responsibility.       within the new          able pupils ; Spring
/ events.             responsibilities,                                                                      House structure.        2010.
                      judging or
                      reporting.
f. To continue to develop a broad and balanced curriculum, to meet the needs of students from all key stages and backgrounds
Each pupil is given the opportunity to explore and progress in their own chosen areas of study. They are involved in the learning process and develop
thinking skills across all areas of the curriculum.



                                                                                                                Monitoring and
     Objective               Action              By Whom              Resources          Success Criteria                               Timescale
                                                                                                                  Evaluation
(1)To implement        Through faculties,    HOF                  Faculty meetings      Changes to faculty    Through line          As faculty review
changes to             Head of faculty and   SLT line manager     Line managers         curriculum            management and        calendar and
curriculum at          line manager          S.Dyce               SLT meetings          embedded and          faculty reviews.      calendar for
faculty level, focus   evaluate current                                                 consistently                                curriculum
on excellence          provision and                                                    applied.                                    development.
BREADTH AT KEY         further options.
STAGE 4

(2)Look into the       Discussions over      HOF                  SLT and Faculty       More able students    Faculty review.       Autumn 2009.
possibility of early   possible changes      SLT                  meeting time.         stretched and
GCSE’s within          with consideration                                               challenged at age     SLT evaluation.       Spring / Summer
faculty’s.             of cohort.                                                       appropriate.                                2010.

(3)Create a Gifted     Consider triple       S.Dyce               Meeting time.         More able students    Faculty level         Autumn 2009.
and Talented           Science, Statistics   HOF                  Faculty review.       accommodated          review.
option pathway in      and organisation of   SLT                                        and steered
Year 9 / GCSE          options to match.                                                towards advanced      SLT evaluation of     Spring 2010.
options                                                                                 pathway for future    curriculum.
                                                                                        progression.

                       Aim Higher staged     M.Hardy              Aim Higher            More able inspired    Review action plan    Termly.
(4)VT system and       Action Plan.          SLT                  funding.              and directed          with Aimhigher
Aim Higher status                                                                       towards               coordinator.
to support             VT review weeks       P.Sherlock &         Review meeting        aspirational          VT evaluation.        Summer 2010.
curriculum in          and mentoring.        House teams.         calendar.             pathways of higher
raising most able                                                                       education.
aspirations.

								
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