Stretching the Highly Able in a Comprehensive School

We were pleased to host a day of in school training looking at how, we in a county with grammar schools, stretch our highly able students.  The day included opportunities to see best practice, discuss with pupils their perceptions and two workshops, one looking at extra curricular activities and the other at classroom techniques.

It was fascinating to see how the focus drifted towards good, generally teaching and learning and therefore the importance of stretch and challenge for all.  We dislike labelling pupils as 'gifted', 'talented' or 'highly able' but nonetheless there is a huge wealth of opportunity and challenge at The Cotswold School.