More Able and Talented Pupils
Every learner is important at Llangatwg Community School. Some groups of learners will require additional support to enable them to achieve their full potential. Every learner has skills and talents that we strive to identify and develop to provide them with an excellent foundation for life. We recognise that “More Able and Talented “(MAT) learners have additional needs and must be challenged and supported. These pupils can sometimes be vulnerable to school/home pressures, lack the appropriate belief in their abilities or coast through their education if not challenged. It is the role of all staff to ensure that MAT learners at Llangatwg are provided with excellent learning opportunities and support, both in and out of the classroom environment.
"All pupils must be allowed to discover their potential through a curriculum of opportunity. All abilities and talents can then be nurtured through an enriched curriculum and extended learning experiences. Making provision to meet the needs of MAT pupils therefore will benefit all pupils
(Meeting the Challenge: Quality Standards in Education for More Able and Talented Pupils)"
Lessons across the curriculum are planned so that MAT pupils are appropriately stretched and challenged in order to achieve their full potential. The progress of MAT pupils is carefully monitored through the school recording and reporting system, interventions are made when required. In addition to timetabled lessons, there is a range of additional opportunities available to MAT pupils, both academically and extra-curricular.
- Transition activities with Neath Port Talbot College and the GATE programme.
- Local authority challenges including debates and STEM competitions.
- Seren Network promotion opportunities.
- Seren Foundation activities including university talks, masterclasses and online workshops i.e. MIT.
- University visits and workshops, including Cambridge University
- The Scholars Programme with The Brilliant Club
- Sporting and expressive arts performance opportunities.
- Careers enrichment activities i.e. The Mullany Fund
Here are some websites that may be useful: