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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

Friendships…Why Don’t I Fit In?

From the Archive This article was originally issued in the Spring 2008 edition of the NAGC Magazine “Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends with them?” Abraham Lincoln Friendships can be difficult for all of us for a wide range of reasons. There are many types of friendships…best friends, acquaintances, family, colleagues, […]

Engineer It!

2018 is the Year of Engineering, which celebrates the everyday role of engineering through design, building and using structures. Children are never too young to enjoy and learn some of the construction concepts that are so important in the world. Their creativity will flourish through problem-solving and independence. They can even learn simple concepts of […]

Domino Art – Activities and Facts about this Fascinating Craze!

What is Moving, Clicking, Exciting Domino Art?  Domino Artists from around the world take part in Domino Shows with people who love creating domino structures as a hobby. They stand up domino ‘tiles’ of all colours in a carefully planned order and make exciting patterns -or ‘Art’. When the whole pattern is ready, the first domino […]

Summer Reading Challenge 2018 – The Reviews

In the Summer Reading Challenge 2018 we asked our members to read and review a minimum of five books that they chose as a challenge to themselves. While our reviewers read far more than five books each during the summer holidays, we couldn’t include them all! The books we list here offer a fascinating array […]

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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.