In an inclusive classroom, all children should have their need for personalised learning met.
This includes those children who are gifted and talented in some way. They have the right to be given work that is suited to their specific needs and abilities too.
This accessible and practical book has been written to help you identify and promote the gifts and talents of pupils in your class.
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: LDA (8 May 2008)
This book is an excellent handbook for both class teachers and SENCO’s in the primary school. I am deputy head of a large primary school and newly appointed as SENCO and GAT coordinator.
I found the sections on identifying GAT learners particularly eye opening and has led me to see many of our children in a different light. I can now identify those children who may not be `academically’ gifted but also those for example, who are creative or socially gifted.
The book has provided me with an outline on which to base our school `Gifted, Able and Talented policy’, with many practical ideas for whole school involvement that also enabled me to easily plan and deliver training in a staff meeting.
I have used a number of the ideas and resources from the book with the whole class, confident in the knowledge that my GAT learners are being stretched. I used one of the thinking games during recent monitoring by my head teacher which was very successful.
If you are just starting out as a GAT coordinator or looking at GAT for the first time in your school this book would be ideal, providing everything you need to identify GAT pupils and provide exciting and challenging tasks for then in the classroom. It will support policy writing and implementation along with staff training and record keeping. You won’t need another GAT book once you’ve got this one!