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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.

The Above and Beyond Awards

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond?

The Above and Beyond Awards celebrate parents, young people, teachers, support staff and other professionals in the UK who go ‘above and beyond’ to help children and young people within the UK achieve their high learning potential.

Nominations for the awards have now closed. Independent judges will now consider the nominations and draw up a short-list before the awards themselves take place on February 11th.

Focus on Potential

News and Features from Potential Plus UK

From Disorganised to Organised

From the Archive This article was originally issued in the Summer 2012 edition of GT Focus. References to NAGC refer to the previous name of Potential Plus UK   Does your family run like clockwork? Is it super efficient, well organised and structured? Or are there things that you would like to improve for the […]

Creative Calendars and Calculations

You can stop and think about how we measure time on any day in the year. You could make something special using crafts, science, maths or even a photo story to show your own life and interests throughout a year. However, in the United Kingdom we celebrate the start of a ‘new year’ on January […]

Cybertron by Lola P. (Aged 6)

In November we featured NanoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month in Focus on Potential and 6 year old Lola P. took up the challenge.  Written and illustrated by Lola, this is a great story about a week battling to keep evil at bay in the Cybertron Universe.  We have tried to keep to her formatting […]

Congratulations to Professor Valsa Koshy

Potential Plus UK is delighted that the achievements of Professor Valsa Koshy have been recognised through the award of an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. Her contribution over many years to the understanding of, and educational provision for, children with high learning potential has been invaluable. Valsa combines academic rigour with practical […]

Public 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.

Please note nominations for the Above and Beyond Awards have now closed. Dismiss

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