• Senior Leadership Team
  • Lead Teachers for Gifted & Talented
  • Teachers

How to Challenge and Extend Able Learners


 10 practical ways to challenge more able pupils


Classroom and whole-school strategies to improve progress and raise aspirations


How to develop your G&T provision to support:

  • high-level learning in the day-to-day classroom
  • making extension a 'norm' in your classroom
  • shaping lessons for the more able
  • independent learning

Enrich and extend learning for the more able

How effective extension supports outstanding lessons under Ofsted's framework:

  • personalised development
  • additional interventions and inspirations

Challenge individual learners to accelerate achievement 

  • Define effective extension, stretch and challenge
  • Inspire G&T pupils and enhance your provision
  • Include planning strategies to set open expectations
  • Establish ways of getting able pupils working 'beyond the limit’
  • Improve the level of challenge in schemes of work
  • Support for stretch and challenge as a mindset for all

10 activities and tools to enrich and extend learning:

  • case studies
  • thinking skills
  • questioning skills
  • Student Voice
  • enrichment examples
  • personalised learning strategies
  • visual learning
  • planning tools
  • cross-curricular activities
  • mindsets to promote excellence

Build an outstanding, inclusive provision to ensure Gifted and Talented pupils reach their full potential

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