This site was compiled by Laura Brannelly, one of CfBT’s research consultants.
CfBT Education Trust is a leading charity providing education services for public benefit in the UK and internationally. Established 40 years ago, CfBT Education Trust now has an annual turnover exceeding £100 million and employs more than 2,000 staff worldwide who support educational reform, teach, advise, research and train.
Since it was founded, CfBT has worked in more than 40 countries around the world. The work involves teacher and leadership training, curriculum design and school improvement services. The majority of staff provide services direct to learners in schools or through projects for excluded pupils, in young offender institutions and in advice and guidance for young people.
The Young Gifted and Talented Programme (YG&T) is the core of the national programme for gifted and talented education. The programme is managed by CfBT and funded and supported by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). YG&T is dedicated to providing exciting opportunities and resources for gifted and talented learners aged 4 to 19 in England, both in and out of the classroom. Gifted describes learners who have the ability to excel academically in one or more subjects such as English, mathematics or technology. Talented learners have the ability to excel in practical skills such as sport, leadership, artistic performance, or in an area of vocational skill. The focus of the programme is to make sure that learners have every opportunity to recognise, use and develop their gifts and talents, wherever they come from and whatever school or college they attend. The programme also aims to encourage young people to raise their aspirations as well as realise their potential, regardless of background. Offering a broad spectrum of information and resources, the programme is readily accessible through a single online portal: ygt.dcsf.gov.uk