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George Mitchell is an inclusive school. We recognise that all students have special gifts and talents. We aim to do our best to stretch and challenge all students, encouraging them to achieve their very best. This is true of all levels of ability, including our most able students who should also be helped to attain their full potential.

More Able Pupils at George Mitchell School

Who are the More Able pupils across the All-Through?

• Academically able children. 
They might:
o have achieved well in the previous key stage
o be making better than expected progress
o be one of the top attainers in school at the moment

• Talented children. 
They might:
o Be creative and artistic
o Play a musical instrument well
o Play sport at a high level

What do we do with our More Able pupils?

• Track their progress and achievement throughout the year
• Provide visits and match opportunities to the needs and talents of the pupils
• Provide educational and careers guidance at key points including transition between KS2 and KS5

Here are some of the opportunities our pupils were offered this year:

• Higher Project Qualification at LSC
• Debate Chamber weekends to study Medicine at University of London
• How to get into Russell Group Universities (George Monoux College and PiXL)
• Weekend residentials and Easter Schools for the exceptionally able run by GIFT
• Summer Schools run by the University of Westminster
• 1:1 mentoring and careers advice in y9 and y11
• Science and Maths Challenge (y7-9) with visiting university students
• Tutor time programmes including:

o Observational drawing (y7)
o Costume and sets for school production (y8)
o Performing Shakespeare in the up-coming school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (y9)
o Critical thinking and preparing for University (y10)

• Year 5 Maths challenge
• Year 4 Technology and Languages project

More Able Tutor sessions

What do we continue to do with our More Able pupils?

• Ensure that more KS1 pupils achieve level 3; more KS2 pupils achieve level 5 and 6; more KS4 pupils achieve A*
• Further increase aspirations of all pupils
• Celebrate our success

What we believe:

• Every child should have high aspirations
• All children should strive to achieve the very best results they can
• Every teacher should provide the very best chances for their classes to succeed
• We should all adopt a growth mind-set
• http://mindsetonline.com/whatisit/about/

Some websites for children to expand their horizons


KS2 and KS3:

All Key stages:

KS3 and KS4:

The GM More Able Blog

A number of our more able students have created a blog to showcase their work. Have a look and see the wonderful work they have done.


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