“The greatest danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low and achieving it”.
At Park High School we are committed to providing an education that encourages all learners to fulfill their potential. Those learners with exceptional skills or particular talents are identified as “gifted or talented”. We aim to provide opportunities for these students in which they are suitably challenged both through the curriculum (‘deepening’ understanding) and extra-curricular enrichment (‘broadening’ understanding).
We recognize that students demonstrate their gifts and talents in a variety of ways. As a result, students are identified as ‘gifted’ or ‘talented’ in a number of ways; from CATs tests to teacher recommendation.
At Park High we encourage independent and creative thinking and learning. We support our learners to embrace challenge and develop questioning minds. Learners should see the curriculum as a series of problems that need to be solved, rather than a body of knowledge to be absorbed. A gifted or talented student should never just accept their gift or talent, but actively encourage it to grow. There is no limit to achievement.
Provision for gifted and talented students is constantly changing and being reviewed.
Further information regarding provision for gifted and talented students will be updated shortly.
Please see the bottom of this page for the 'Gifted & Talented Policy'.
Gifted & Talented Coordinator
All pictures are from the 'Year 8&9 G&T Art workshop'
Park High School, Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1PL
Mr Emlyn Lumley
0208 952 2803