More Able, Gifted and Talented Pupils

Mrs S Carmichael

St. Mary's Menston More Able, Gifted and Talented co-ordinator

Gifted Pupils

Gifted learners have abilities in one or more subject areas and the potential to attain distinctly above average for that cohort.

A pupil who shows an interest in a subject area beyond the constraints of the curriculum. They have the ability to learn quickly and a desire to acquire knowledge over a wide range of subjects. They show abilities to a level significantly higher than others in the same year group. They are nominated by subject staff and if they appear on the lists for two or more subject areas they will be defined as a gifted pupil.
— The definition of a Gifted pupil at St. Mary’s Menston

Talented Pupils

Talented learners display practical skills and have the potential to be distinctly above average in one or more areas of human performance.

A pupil who shows exceptional ability in Music, Physical Education and Art. They must produce work well above that of what is usually expected for pupils of their age.
— The definition of a Talented pupil at St. Mary’s Menston

Gifted and Talented News Stories

More Able, Gifted and Talented Programme 2015–16

Gifted and Talented 2015–16 Leaflet (PDF)

Gifted and Talented 2015–16 PowerPoint (PDF)


20 October 2015 at Ashville College, Harrogate - More information from

Further Links

IGGY The international, social, educational network for gifted 13–18 year olds created by the University of Warwick

Staircase1 University College Oxford's resources for students aiming high at school and considering applying to top universities.

MENSA The high IQ Society

Department for Education Government Information [EDUCATION.GOV.UK]

National Association for Able Children in Education [NACE.CO.UK]

Potential Plus UK Independent charity which works with the whole family to support children with high learning potentia

The Youth Sport Trust

Figure This Really useful for Key Stage 3 Maths - contains problems, hints, tips and solutions.

Gifted and Talented Programme 2014–15

Gifted and Talented 2014–15 leaflet (PDF)

Gifted and Talented 2014–15 PowerPoint (POWERPOINT)

Creative Thinking and Team Building Workshop July 2015

Creative Thinking and Team Building Workshop July 2015 gallery (31 photos)


During this academic year, we hope to go to the Gifted and Talented Conference on Friday March 13, 2015 in Hull. 

Welcome and Joining Instructions - G and T Conference Hull 13032015 (WORD)

More details available at

Academy Conferences Resources for Gifted and Talented UK 2015 (PDF)

Gifted and Talented Programme 2013–14

Gifted and Talented 2013-14 leaflet (PDF)

Gifted and Talented 2013–14 PowerPoint (POWERPOINT)

Gifted and Talented Policy

Gifted and Talented Policy (PDF)