Able, Gifted and Talented
Your daughter may be identified by her Form Tutor or subject teacher as requiring differentiation work as an able, gifted or talented child. She will be provided with a stimulating and challenging curriculum beyond that which is recommended for her age. Her progress is tracked with regular assessment to ensure that she gets the best from the lessons. This applies to not only academic subjects but music, art, design, drama or sport.
There are also opportunities for children who show an aptitude for specific subjects to attend organised events held by primary or senior schools to represent Stormont.
All pupils are different and learn in different ways. Some need that extra help and here at Stormont our Learning Support is well equipped to provide all the help that is needed to ensure progress is made and the child’s success is acknowledged.
If your daughter is identified as requiring support by her Form Teacher or subject teacher, it is important to build her confidence and self-esteem so that that she can access all of the curriculum. Support in the classroom or small groups in a separate classroom are organised to reach positive outcomes.
By using assessments and tracking, as we do with all our pupils at Stormont, we can work closely with your daughter and you as parents. She may only need only a short time of dedicated support or a longer-term approach and will be reviewed regularly. Where required specialist teachers, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and educational psychologists can also be consulted to help your daughter achieve her potential.