Educating the More Able: What Works and Why

  • Unpick the most significant research ever conducted into teaching the most able
  • Overcome the 5 most common mistakes made when teaching the most able 
  • Take away a proven programme based on international best practice
Martin Stephen

Martin Stephen

Dates: 19th Jan 2018, 26th Jan 2018, 2nd Feb 2018

For 27 years, Martin was Head of 3 of the world’s highest academically achieving schools. His most recent book, ‘Educating the More Able. What Works and Why’, written with co-author Ian Warwick, has been hailed as a classic and essential reading for anyone interested in educating the gifted and talented.

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Address the current crisis in educating the most able

Answer Ofsted’s latest demands

Scrutinise Ofsted’s “The Most Able Students” report

Unpick why UK schools are failing their most able children


A complete guide to overhaul current practice

Identify more able students; it’s not always who you expect:

      • disadvantaged

      • girls

Realise what your able students are good at; it might not be everything

Know how much support to provide; it might be more than you think

Change your attitude; you’re not always the expert

Allow independent projects; pupils don’t have to sit through the whole lesson

Encourage peer learning; students may learn better from each other


Radical solutions to ensure high standards

  • Case studies of recognised Outstanding practice

  • Practical identification techniques

  • Cost-friendly teaching techniques and what works best:

      • acceleration

      • compaction

      • enrichment

      • pull-out schemes

      • mentoring

  • Ideas to train and manage staff

First delegate rate

£309 + VAT

Additional delegate rate

£289 + VAT

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