Extra help to spot gifted children

21st July 2000 at 01:00
THE Government plans to give teachers guidance on how to spot and provide extra help to "gifted and talented" infant and junior pupils, the August issue of TES Primary magazine reveals.

Guidelines for secondary pupils are already being piloted under the Excellence in Cities programme. They require comprehensives to identify the brightest 5 to 10 per cent of upils and offer them special courses. Of these children, two thirds have to be academic, with the remaining third being artistic, sporty, or having "all-round ability."

More details are available in TES Primary, which is now a freestanding magazine. It is now on sale in newsagents at pound;2. To subscribe, call 01858 438805 or visit www.tesprimary.com

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