Tairangi School Procedure Statement
GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION (GATE) NAG 1 CURRICULUM
To develop the innate potential of students with special abilities, their gifts and talents need to be recognised, valued and catered for appropriately.
Gifted and Talented students are defined as students who have exceptional abilities in a variety of areas .These students make up approximately 1-5% of the school population. These areas include academic, sporting, leadership, creative thinking, visual arts, performing arts, culture specific, interpersonal.
Students who have high stanine scores in standardised tests of reading, writing, maths and high scores in school based assessments
Students who display superior skills and coordination for their age group in a range of sporting activities.
Takes the initiative in social situations
Is popular with peers
Communicate s well with others
Actively seeks leadership in social situations
Shows ability to inspire a group to meet goals
Persuades a group to adopt ideas or methods
Is self confident
Is adaptable and flexible in new situations
Actively seeks leadership in sporting activities
Is socially mature
Is willing to take responsibility
Synthesises ideas from group members to formulate a plan
Produces original ideas
Displays intellectual playfulness, imagination and fantasy
Creates original texts or invents things
Has a keen sense of humour and sees humour in the unusual
Generates unusual insights
Enjoys speculation and thinking about the future
Demonstrates awareness of aesthetic qualities
Is not afraid to be different
Generates a large number of ideas
Is prepared to experiment with novel ideas and risk being wrong
Seeks unusual rather than unconventional relationships
Displays superior skills and talents in creating artworks using a wide range of media in one or more areas. See above qualities for creativity.
Shows confidence in speaking and performing to others .Shows skill in one or more areas of performing Arts –Music, Dance, Drama
Student displays an awareness and understanding of cultural specific behaviour and protocol in relevant cultural settings.
Maori-Tikanga Maori, Manaakitanga
Pacific Island –Pacific Island values and esteemed attributes will be acknowledged.
Students who demonstrate strengths in speaking and presenting publicly. Superior communication skills.
Identification is made through a combination of the following methods.
Each year the GATE register will be updated.
Senior Teachers will monitor the provision for the gifted and talented students in the classroom programmes through the Performance Management processes.
Each term provision for the gifted and talented across the school will be reviewed and planned for, during the termly special needs meetings.
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