Success of Potential Plus UK’s Support for Disadvantaged Families

"Thank you for helping me get my daughter back. Without this report she would have had a mental health crisis due to school not understanding her" At Potential Plus UK we believe that children and young adults, irrespective of age and background, should have the best chances to succeed in life and fulfill their potential.  [...]

2019-05-14T10:17:46+00:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: Focus on Potential, Latest News|Tags: , , |

Professor Valsa Koshy Receives an MBE from the Queen

Professor Valsa Koshy, Emerita Professor of Education at Brunel University received her MBE from the Queen, March 2019, in recognition of her distinguished contribution to education.  I was both proud and humbled by the honour I received from Her Majesty the Queen on 22nd March https://www.brunel.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/articles/Honour-at-Windsor-Castle-for-Professor-of-Education.  I feel it is the right time to highlight [...]

2019-04-25T10:40:39+00:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Focus on Potential, High Learning Potential, Latest News|Tags: , |

Above and Beyond at Hawkwood College

To make the Above and Beyond Awards a reality, Potential Plus UK worked together with a host of different charities, companies and individuals, all of whom have an interest in supporting the needs of children and young adults with high learning potential, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with SEND¹. The result was a [...]

Bobby Seagull Becomes A Potential Plus UK Ambassador

We are delighted that Bobby Seagull has agreed to become an Ambassador for Potential Plus UK. This enormously popular contestant from University Challenge recently hosted our Above and Beyond Awards in February 2019.  Starting with a background as a financial trader and Chartered Accountant, Bobby now works in the field of education. He has a [...]

2019-04-23T17:07:02+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Ambassadors, Focus on Potential, Latest News, Mathematics|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Parents Welcome a Helping Hand – Damian Hinds, Secretary of State for Education

It was with great interest that I read this article by the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds, on ‘Children’s literacy and narrowing the early years gap’ in the parliamentary magazine “The House” today. I was particularly heartened by the recognition that parents often “welcome a helping hand” and that “it’s not always easy [...]

2018-10-01T13:47:17+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Focus on Potential, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , |

Launch of High Learning Potential Best Practice Award for Schools

This week we launched our High Learning Potential Best Practice Award for schools. The award enables schools in any phase to demonstrate their commitment to supporting high potential learners. Covering the five elements of Whole School Commitment, Identification, Provision, Engagement with Stakeholders and the Community, and Monitoring and Evaluation, the award guides schools towards excellence [...]

2018-09-12T22:10:38+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Awards, High Learning Potential, Latest News|Tags: , , , |

Cancellation of the Future Talent Fund

It was a huge disappointment to hear about the Department for Education’s decision to cancel the Future Talent Fund, which had been announced by Justine Greening in December 2017 to aid social mobility. Ensuring that all children have an appropriate education that provides them with cognitive challenge, opportunities to build their resilience and maintain a [...]

2018-09-10T20:45:56+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|
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