Higher Ability and Gifted Students

At River Academy we are determined to provide enrichment opportunities, to ensure pace and challenge in lessons for all students, including the higher ability and gifted.

On arrival in Year 7, students will be identified as more able based on their Key Stage 2 scores. Class registers will identify these students and teachers will use this information to ensure that lessons and homework tasks stretch them sufficiently. All departments will have specific strategies for meeting the needs of high ability students, and schemes of work will show what provision is made for them.

Curriculum Leaders will also keep logs of students who are gifted in their subject areas and ensure they are given opportunities to use and develop their skills and talents in lessons and outside the classroom.

A number of extra-curricular and enrichment activities are will be provided during the course of the year to provide additional appropriate opportunities for higher ability and gifted students.