Identifying and challenging able and talented pupils: Case study research in a south Wales primary school
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The education of more able and talented (MAT) pupils in Wales has gained momentum since the National Association for Able Children in Education Cymru (NACE Cymru) took on a significant role in supporting pupils, teachers and parents across the Principality. The Welsh Assembly Government (2008) suggests that 'there is no universally agreed definition of the pupils (previously defined as Gifted and Talented) and in order to ensure that all pupils have the necessary opportunities to 'enrich and extend' (ibid) the term 'more able and talented' has been adopted...The main findings of this research highlighted the need for clear identification and sufficient challenge of more able and talented pupils. It indicated that current practice provided inadequate enrichment and that there were a wide range of strategies which could be used to extend all children in their learning, from Thinking Skills projects to the use of Assessment for Learning. The study emphasised the need for further training of both the teacher researcher and the teaching assistants. It also highlighted the need for direct involvement of parents.
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