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Key messages for teaching able, gifted and talented pupils. 2004

Produced in 2004 as part of the National Strategies, this document provides guidance on the principles for Gifted and Talented education, including issues concerning identification and pedagogy. The document is available here.


White paper. 2005. Higher Standards: Better Schools for All. DCSF

This White Paper sets out the Government's ambition that every pupil - gifted and talented, struggling or average - should have the right personalised support to reach the limits of their capability.  For gifted and talented pupils, this means better stretch and challenge in every classroom and in every school with opportunities to further their particular talents outside school at a local and national level.

The White Paper includes a section on Gifted and Talented education - paragraphs 4.21 - 4.27

The paper is available here.



National Gifted and Talented Conference, 2006

TIn 2006 a national conference was held on gifted and talented education, which focused on personalised learning. Powerpoints from the conference and the speech given by Andrew Adonis are available on the YGT website


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