Shenfield High School

Gifted and Talented StudentsSummer School

Shenfield High School is committed to providing a challenging curriculum for all its students, including those students with exceptional abilities, for whom extra stimulation and enhanced programmes of study would facilitate accelerated development.

Students are identified through prior attainment, testing and consultation with specialist teachers.  A comprehensive register is continually reviewed and informed through regular monitoring and subject-specific teacher recommendation. Students are provided with a mentor, and through the various means of tracking and monitoring, any necessary interventions and possibilities for further enhancement, are quickly and easily identified and put into practice.

For those students of exceptionally high ability we provide a rich and varied scheme of stretch and challenge, both within the school, through subject specific initiatives and activities, and beyond the classroom, through extra-curricular visits and speakers, to further enhance the high quality curriculum provision.

All pupils who are associated with our Gifted and Able register participate in a wide range of topics which are delivered as part of the school's G & A enrichment programme.  The programme is designed to provide pupils with opportuntities to develop skills associated with lateral thinking, justifying an opinion, risk taking, negotiating, problem solving and many other higher level thinking skills.

The prospective most able students are invited to a Summer School, prior to joining Year 7.  Throughout their career at Shenfield High School, alongside the daily provision delivered through highly differentiated lessons, there is a whole range of enrichment activities, from visits to theatres, museums and Russell Group Universities, through specialised days, for instance, the museum take over day and art workshop, and various department-based initiatives, to outside speakers and interschool competitions, such as Maths Challenge and the mock trial.

There will also be accorded the opportunity for Mensa testing, to both distinguish and provide evidence of those with exceptional intelligence.

Shenfield High School is committed to providing an excellent and relevant provision for its most able students, and as such the programme is continually evaluated and revised to reflect the needs of both the students, and the community in which it is hoped they will play a significant and proactive part.

 

Stretch and Challenge

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Y7

Critical thinking
Grow my brain

Mysteries
De Bonos hats

Risk Taking
Negotiating

Interpersonal skills
Lateral Thinking

Survival questions
Describing everyday Objects

Scamper technique

Y8

Critical thinking
Grow my brain

Mysteries
De Bonos hats

Risk Taking
Negotiating

Interpersonal skills
Lateral Thinking

Survival questions
Describing everyday Objects

Scamper technique

Y9

Critical thinking
Grow my brain

Mysteries
De Bonos hats

Risk Taking
Negotiating

Interpersonal skills
Lateral Thinking

Survival questions
Describing everyday Objects

Scamper technique

Y10

Critical thinking
Grow my brain

Mysteries
De Bonos hats

Risk Taking
Negotiating

Interpersonal skills
Lateral Thinking

Survival questions
Describing everyday Objects

Scamper technique

Y11

Critical thinking
Grow my brain

Mysteries
De Bonos hats

Risk Taking
Negotiating

Interpersonal skills
Lateral Thinking

Survival questions
Describing everyday Objects

Scamper technique

 

January : Risk Taking
February : Negotiating
March : Lateral thinking
April  : Interpersonal skills
May : Survival questions
June : Describing everyday Objects
July :  Scamper technique

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