More able/gifted and talented policy: examples

Find examples of policies for the most able, more able or gifted and talented pupils from primary and secondary schools. Use them for inspiration if you're writing or reviewing your own policy.

Last reviewed on 29 September 2023
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  1. Primary school examples
  2. Secondary school examples
  3. Stretch and challenge your more able pupils

Please note: schools tend to use a number of different terms when referring to higher-achieving pupils. These can include more able, most able, and gifted and talented pupils – or a combination of these terms (as you'll see below).

Primary school examples

Community school in Oxfordshire

The more able learner policy from Woodstock CofE Primary School includes sections on:

  • The roles and responsibilities of the headteacher, co-ordinators and teachers
  • Identifying more able, gifted and talented (MAGT) pupils
  • Planning provision for MAGT pupil
  • Checklists for effective use of the learning environment

Academy in Cambridgeshire

Crosshall Junior Academy Trust has an able, gifted and talented policy, covering:

  • Its definitions of able, gifted and talented (AG&T)
  • How AG&T pupils are identified
  • Its provision for these pupils
  • Opportunities for extension and enrichment

Secondary school examples

Academy in Sutton

Cheam High School has a more able, gifted and talented (MAGT) policy, outlining:

  • How MAGT pupils are identified
  • How data analysis, rewards and intervention works for this cohort
  • Roles and responsibilities of the co-ordinator and governors
  • Extra-curricular enrichment opportunities

Foundation school in Bedfordshire

At Lealands High School, the most able students policy covers:

  • Identification of the most able students
  • Provision in the classroom
  • Mentoring and pastoral care
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the provision in place

For more general guidance on writing or reviewing your policy, read more about how to develop a school policy. 

Stretch and challenge your more able pupils

If you’re a Whole School member and have access to The Key CPD, use the resources in our multi-session module on 'Stretch and challenge for more able pupils'.

It's designed to support you and your team(s) to:

  • Create a robust school definition of more able pupils and apply it to your cohort
  • Audit your current provision for more able pupils
  • Learn from a range of relevant research
  • Equip yourselves with evidence-based strategies to stretch your more able pupils 
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the barriers affecting more able disadvantaged pupils

The ready-to-deliver module includes facilitator notes and a variety of resources to support in-school trainers to deliver CPD.

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