Most Able

Ethos

At Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth, we value academic excellence and we believe that the learning of all of our students should be personalised. All students should be challenged, inspired and empowered by learning. All of our classrooms should be engaging and inspiring places to learn.

It is well known that learners learn in different ways and our teachers accommodate these different learning styles in their lessons. Our able, most able learners are identified and their progress is monitored in order to make sure they are continually provided for and are reaching their true potential.

Able, most able learners are those students who show an outstanding ability in one specific subject or across a selection of subjects within the academy community.

Who are most able learners?

Students who are most able will demonstrate achievement or the potential to achieve at the highest levels in comparison with children at a similar age or stage in their education.

How is progress monitored?

All students are monitored through our rigorous ‘Praising Stars ©’ system and our intervention model. It is expected that all teachers will track the progress of most able students to ensure they are making excellent progress and are not underachieving. This is reported to parents every half term.

How can parents/carers can help?

Parents and carers are asked to inform the academy about talents or aptitudes of their children and to encourage them to participate in extra-curricular activities both in and out of the academy. If there are any concerns or queries about their child’s progress or identification, the Learning Manager or Assistant Headteacher (Deep Support) can be contacted.