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  • NURTURE their gifts and talents
  • Support children to SUCCEED
  • DISCOVER your child's potential
  • Remove barriers to ACHIEVEMENT

Welcome to the website of Potential Plus UK. We are an independent charity supporting children with high learning potential (gifted and talented) by working with families, schools and professionals.

We are Potential Plus UK


Welcome to Potential Plus UK. We are an independent charity supporting children with high learning potential and their families. Many will remember us as the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).

Life can be difficult for a child with high learning potential. School work may not stretch them and yet other aspects of life may appear quite daunting. This can set them apart from their classmates and make it difficult for them to feel one of the crowd.

Our research suggests that every year, 35,000 children are born in the U.K. with high learning potential. But we know from experience that without the right support, that potential may not be realised. Sometimes the negatives can seem to outweigh the positives. The child feels different and teachers can be just too busy to spot the opportunity. We challenge the barriers others often unwittingly place between young people and achieving their full potential.

For 50 years we have been helping high learning potential children. Our independent assessment can highlight children’s specific needs and present this in a form that schools, educational psychologists and other professionals recognise. Parents find the information gained easy to understand and helpful in implementing the right support for their children.

As well as supporting children and families, we help schools and other professionals and work hard to raise the profile of high learning potential. We know these children can grow up to be highly successful in their chosen field, providing that ability is recognised early.

Focus on Potential

News and Features from Potential Plus UK

Meteora by Iona Mandal (Aged 13)

This Christmas holiday, I visited Meteora, a rock formation in central Greece. It hosts one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of six Eastern Orthodox [...]

10 Questions about Mindset and High Learning Potential

How to Understand Fixed Mindset and Encourage Growth Mindset in High Potential Learners The buzzwords ‘growth mindset’ and ‘fixed mindset’ have caused a stir since 2006, […]

Fabulous February: Feel Good Ideas

Getting up on dark mornings, possibly craving more sleep, then braving the cold outside, can make even the most energetic child with high learning potential feel […]

That’s My Personality

If you’ve attended one of the Big Family Weekends, or an Explorer Group event, you may have noticed that our children can be completely different in [...]

Seasons Greetings 2019 – And A Few Statistics!

2019 has been another busy year for Potential Plus UK We took 380 booked advisory calls We answered over 5,000 initial enquiry calls We carried out […]

Creative Thinking – ‘Go for a Burst!’

An ice-cool easy way to boost creative thinking skills while you get up to speed with the experts. “The Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling said: ‘The [...]

Three-Player Chess by Antonio B. (Aged 10)

  Introduction I think that three-player chess is a great game to play, because not only are you being attacked from one side, but from another […]

Exploring How to Support Disadvantaged and SEND Learners with High Learning Potential

Over the last month Potential Plus UK has been busy highlighting the needs and exploring ways to support disadvantaged learners with high learning potential, as well [...]
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“Discover Potential” Newsletter

Potential Plus UK Membership

Family Membership

£125annually
£125annually
  • We help families to understand and meet the needs of their child with high learning potential and give parents a voice. Membership also helps the charity to maintain an independent voice and allows us to support all families that are in need of help and advice.

School Membership

£75annually
£75annually
  • School membership is a package of support designed specifically for head teachers, more able or gifted and talented lead teachers and other academic staff and governors to be able to support their school and their more able students.

Professional Membership

£50annually
£50annually
  • This category of membership is designed for individuals and organisations that have a professional interest in high learning potential / gifted and talented issues, want to keep their knowledge up-to-date and have opportunities to promote their services to interested parties.
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