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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

Design It (B)Right!

Although many schools, in a bid to raise achievement in compulsory subjects, have cut GCSE Design & Technology from their syllabus, it’s the subject that brings […]

Big Family Weekend 2019 – Family Fortunes Quiz

Saturday evening entertainment at Potential Plus UK's Big Family Weekend saw us running a Family Fortunes Quiz. However, we didn't use just any old answers - [...]

The Big Family Weekend 2019 – The Review!

That’s a wrap on another successful BIG Family Weekend (BFW).  It was great to welcome parents and children to Ken Stimpson Community School in Peterborough on [...]

There’s No Such Thing As ‘Gifted’ – A Reflection

Last week, a video by Professor Valsa Koshy of Brunel University went out to 25,000 schools in England entitled 7 Steps Parents Can Take to Help […]

What Is Ofsted Looking For In Schools That Will Benefit Our Young People With High Learning Potential?

Ofsted is the inspection body for schools in England Back in March this year I wrote about Ofsted’s consultation on its proposed Education Inspection Framework and […]

Flying High: Securing Levels 9-7 at GCSE by Joy Morgan, Parliament Hill School

Joy Morgan is the Specialist Leader of Education at Parliament Hill School, London.  Parliament Hill School received the Above and Beyond Awards Effective Provision in School […]

Summer Reading Challenge 2019 – The Reviews

It’s time for the Summer Reading Challenge 2019 Reviews! We asked our members to read and review a minimum of five books that they chose as […]

5 Ways to Offset Climate Angst

From ‘Party Bags’ to Psychology  Climate change concerns are now being brought into the daily lives of young children. With demonstrations actively seeking the involvement of […]

“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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