Gifted & Talented

Definition: What Does Gifted, Talented and More Able Mean?

At The John Moore Primary School, gifted and talented learners are defined as those who have one or more abilities developed to a level significantly ahead of their year group (or with the potential to develop those abilities).

  • Gifted learners are those who have abilities in one or more subjects in the statutory curriculum other than art and design, music and PE;
  • Talented learners are those who have abilities in art and design, music, PE or performing arts, such as dance and drama.

The John Moore Primary School identifies the more able as being the top attaining third of the year group.  Exceptionally gifted and talented pupils are those who fall into the top 5%-10% of the school population, regardless of the ability profile of pupils within the school.

Within the school we recognise that gifted and talented pupils can be:

  • Good all rounders
  • High achievers in one area
  • Of high ability but have poor writing skills.

We also recognise that some pupils who are gifted and talented do not always show their ability.  As a school we aim to identify these children and work with them and their parents/carers to fulfil their potential.

At our school, the Gifted and Talented children are known as ‘Creative Minds’ as we feel that labelling the children as ‘the gifted and talented’ is not fair to our school community who are all gifted and talented in their own ways.

Ofsted (January 2015) stated that:

The most able pupils make good progress and their attainment continues to rise. The proportion of pupils attaining higher levels in reading, writing and mathematics increased in 2014. Evidence gathered during the inspection shows their performance is improving so that it is better than that found nationally.

Please click here to see our Gifted and talented policy.


Gifted and Talented (Creative Minds) Newsletters

Please click the links below to see the latest Gifted and Talented (Creative Minds) Newsletters.

Creative Minds Newsletter 1

Creative Minds Newsletter 2

Creative Minds Newsletter 3

Creative Minds Newsletter 4

Creative Minds Newsletter 5

Creative Minds Newsletter 6

Creative Minds Newsletter 7

Creative Minds Newsletter 8