Potential Plus UK Is On The Move…

We are delighted to announce that we are moving on July 1st to The Mansion House at Bletchley Park - home of the Codebreakers. We believe that children and young adults of all ages should be given the best chance to succeed in life and fulfil their potential.  Since 1967 Potential Plus UK [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Julie’s Diary – The Launch of the CFEE Report “What Works in Gifted Education?”

It was with great interest that I attended the launch last week of the latest report from the Centre for Education Economics (CfEE) entitled:  ‘What works in gifted education?’ CfEE is an independent think tank working to improve policy and practice in education globally through impartial economic research, so I welcomed the opportunity to hear [...]

Julie’s Diary – Wednesday 3rd October – High European Learning Potential

Potential Plus UK’s Chief Executive, Julie Taplin, is participating in a gathering of HELP – High European Learning Potential – a group of individuals and organisations from across Europe that support parents of high potential learners. The event is hosted by another independent charity, The Potential Trust, and takes place at Hawkwood College in Stroud. [...]

2018-10-02T11:46:57+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Potential Plus UK Diary|Tags: , |

Dublin Hosts a High Ability Conference

by Julie Taplin, Chief Executive, Potential Plus UK   Every two years the European Council for High Ability (ECHA) organises a conference for the sharing of research and best practice amongst educators, researchers, psychologists, teachers and others interested in the field of high ability. This summer the conference was hosted by The Centre for Talented [...]

Bright Sparks – An ITV News Focus

Congratulations to Nathan and Philippe, members of Potential Plus UK. This week they have featured in a great series from ITV News Central called Bright Sparks, following the lives of children with high learning potential and looking at the challenges faced by them and their families.  Nathan and Philippe and their families did a brilliant job [...]

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