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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 achieve their high learning potential.

Closing Date for Nominations is 5.00pm, Friday 11th January, 2019

Focus on Potential

News and Features from Potential Plus UK

Addressing the Needs of Twice-Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom by Drs. Eleonoor van Gerven

Drs. Eleonoor van Gerven studied pedagogy at Nijmegen University (The Netherlands). She is managing director of Slim! Educatief, a private teacher education institute at post graduate level. She educates teachers in gifted education. Her teacher training courses (Specialist Gifted Education and Specialist Twice-Exceptionality) are accredited by the Dutch Society for Registered Higher Education. She has […]

Julie’s Diary – New Report from the Department for Education

Back in September I wrote to the Department for Education (DfE) expressing our disappointment at the cancellation of the Future Talent Fund and requesting a meeting to share Potential Plus UK’s experience and vision. Last week saw the publication of a report commissioned by the DfE on Approaches to supporting academically able, disadvantaged pupils and […]

Raise Free Funds For Us This Christmas

We love the fundraising initiatives and activities that Potential Plus UK and its members hold throughout the year. If you want to see what fun we get up to, just see some of our posts about our activity days and weekends –  The Big Adventure Weekend 2018 , The Big Family Weekend, 2018   and […]

We Are Soooo Excited!

We are delighted to announce that the host for the Above and Beyond Awards will be the enormously popular contestant from University Challenge, Bobby Seagull. Together with Eric Monkman he went on to co-present The Genius Guide to Great Britain on BBC2 and he recently had a book published entitled The Life-changing Magic of Numbers. […]

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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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