Improving school has quarter of Year 7 classed as talented and gifted

AN IMPROVING Basingstoke secondary school, which was put in special measures by Ofsted two years ago, has now found out that a quarter of its Year 7 students are classed as 'gifted and talented'.

The figures are based on The Vyne Community School’s Key Stage 2 SATS results.

Debbi Hide, co-ordinator for the gifted and talented initiative at the school, in Vyne Road, South View, said: “It is testament to the progress we have made as a school, and a credit to the parents who have stuck with us through thick and thin.”

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10:03am Wed 27 Feb 13

JJ38JJ says...

Don't they enter the school in year 7? How does having gifted and talented year 7 pupils reflect anything about the school? I'll reserve my judgement until this cohort are in year 11 and get their GCSE results.
Don't they enter the school in year 7? How does having gifted and talented year 7 pupils reflect anything about the school? I'll reserve my judgement until this cohort are in year 11 and get their GCSE results. JJ38JJ

9:33am Thu 28 Feb 13

RgPostcode says...

Quarter of 53.... yeah 13-14 that's a lot!.
Quarter of 53.... yeah 13-14 that's a lot!. RgPostcode

2:37pm Thu 28 Feb 13

robertspet8 says...

"What does 'gifted and talented' mean?
'Gifted and talented' is a term used in schools to describe children who have the potential to develop significantly beyond what is expected for their age.
'Gifted' refers to a child who has abilities in one or more academic subjects, such as English or maths. 'Talented' refers to a child who has skills in a practical area such as music, sport or art."
So they are children who have now been recognised as having potential.
This was based on SATS results which, forgive me if I am wrong, will only uncover gifted children - I don't think SATS measures talent. The expectation is that about 2% of children will be gifted so, RgPostcode, 25% is exceptionally high.
"What does 'gifted and talented' mean? 'Gifted and talented' is a term used in schools to describe children who have the potential to develop significantly beyond what is expected for their age. 'Gifted' refers to a child who has abilities in one or more academic subjects, such as English or maths. 'Talented' refers to a child who has skills in a practical area such as music, sport or art." So they are children who have now been recognised as having potential. This was based on SATS results which, forgive me if I am wrong, will only uncover gifted children - I don't think SATS measures talent. The expectation is that about 2% of children will be gifted so, RgPostcode, 25% is exceptionally high. robertspet8

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