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A Visit to Potential Plus UK Offices by Local MP Iain Stewart

The team at Potential Plus UK was delighted to welcome local MP Iain Stewart to their office and assessment centre in Milton Keynes. Chief Executive, Julie Taplin, had written to Iain at the time of the cancellation of the Future Talent Fund by the Department for Education, explaining the charity’s disappointment that this essential funding [...]

The Above and Beyond Awards Day Round-Up

We had a fantastic day at the first ever Above and Beyond Awards in Birmingham on February 11th 2019.  The awards celebrate parents, teachers, support staff and other professionals in the UK who go ‘above and beyond’ to help exceptional young people within the UK achieve their high learning potential. They also celebrate the achievements [...]

2019-02-19T12:12:30+00:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Awards, Focus on Potential, High Learning Potential, Inspirational Figures|

Ball Games, Pets and Crisp Packets! – Crafty Up-Cycling and Easy Re-Using

Sports When you look in your cupboard, do you have a pile of things like old football boots, tennis balls or dance costumes? Do you get told off for letting them fall all over the floor but not wanting to throw them away? Here’s a challenge for you! –Think of several places where they might [...]

Not So Horrible History

Who can remember their school history lessons? The chances are that you may recall learning facts from textbooks and rarely going on an actual trip. But the success of historical fiction and programmes shows history is indeed a timeless subject with appeal, even if it isn’t your main passion. Why Engage with History? Deeper thinking [...]

2019-02-18T15:53:55+00:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Focus on Potential|Tags: , , , , , |

REAch2Trust Conference – More Able Pupils

After identifying through Ofsted reports that a significant number of the 61 primary schools in the trust needed to improve provision for their More Able Pupils, REAch2 reached out to Potential Plus UK for guidance and support. As an independent educational charity Potential Plus UK has valuable experience of working with schools and parents to [...]

Recognising Excellent Practice for High Potential Learners

At the start of this academic year Potential Plus UK launched its High Learning Potential Best Practice Award. It is designed to enable schools to demonstrate that they are meeting the needs of their high potential learners. Gaining the award clearly shows parents, stakeholders and inspectors that the needs of high potential learners are understood [...]

2019-02-13T12:03:49+00:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Awards, Schools|Tags: , |

The Globe Theatre by Benjamin S. (aged 10)

In January 2019, I started the year off with some history by visiting "The Globe", a reconstruction of Shakespeare’s theatre! It is on the south bank of the River Thames in London. We went by train and got off at St. Paul’s on the Central line. We walked across the Millennium Bridge to [...]

2019-02-05T11:39:27+00:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Focus on Potential, Young Reporters|Tags: , , |

Multimedia Inspiration – Using Film to Inspire Cross-Curricular HLP Learning

Keeping a  child with High Learning Potential (HLP) engaged with the curriculum can require the interweaving of multiple subjects, levels and brain regions at the same time. Here are some inspiring ideas to stimulate the young film-maker, musician, mathematician, artist, journalist, politician, poet and more! High Learning Potential children are described by Potential Plus UK [...]

2019-02-04T20:01:29+00:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Focus on Potential|Tags: , , , , |

Explore Your World

There’s so much about geography to excite a very able child, simply because many aspects will appeal to their curiosity. They may have a real interest in the environment and feel that they must care for it. Perhaps they’re intensely curious about the world beyond their own country – a great reason to tell them [...]

Turning Your Child’s Talent Into Achievement

From the Archive This article was originally issued in the Spring 2012 edition of the G and T Focus Magazine When parents first contact us, after they have recognised their child’s abilities, their first concern is often about how to ensure their gifted child fulfils their potential. As parents, we hate to think of our [...]

2019-01-22T21:00:47+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Focus on Potential, From the Archive|Tags: , , |
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