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Gifted students

Curriculum provision to gifted and talented students.

Defining 'Gifted' and 'Talented'​​

The following definitions reflect the distinction between potential and performance. They recognise the factors involved in developing a student’s giftedness into talent. 
Gifted students are those whose potential is distinctly above average in one or more of the following domains of human ability: intellectual, creative, social and physical. Giftedness designates the possession and the use of outstanding natural abilities, called aptitudes, in at least one ability domain, to a degree that places an individual at least among the top 10% of age peers in the school.

Talented students are those whose skills are above average in one or more areas of performance. Talent designates the outstanding mastery of abilities over a significant period of time. These are called competencies (knowledge and skills). Outstanding mastery is evident in at least one field of human activity to a degree that places an individual at least among the top 10% of age peers in the school who are or have been active in that field.

Collaborative management of curriculum provision;

A collaborative team approach is used in the management of curriculum provision to gifted and talented students to provide consistent and continuous identification processes school-wide. This team oversees the support of student learning and:

establishes identification and provision processes for gifted and talented                    students at the school 

monitors these processes 

negotiates and endorses a course of action for each student

establishes a school-wide process for determining whether acceleration (year              advancement) is appropriate when planning provision for a student already                identified as gifted and talented and whose needs are not being met through              differentiation and enrichment.

ensures the maintenance of ongoing monitoring and comprehensive records.

​ As appropriate to the school context, this team provides a range of expertise             and could include: 

the principal (or other school administrator)

a teacher with expertise in gifted and talented education 

teachers who have undergone professional development in gifted and talented            education

the Guidance Officer 

Support Teacher (Literacy and Numeracy).