Bodies: Beyond the Superficial

Vast, complex, puzzling... those descriptions of the human body might also fit a child with high learning potential (HLP). The body and its health provide an excellent platform for creating more challenging thinking. Children can delve into DNA, muse over medical advances, and debate the more gruesome side of medicine, such as past historical amputations! [...]

2019-03-18T11:39:44+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Focus on Potential, Schools|Tags: , , , |

Parent Matters Workshops

Every school term, Potential Plus UK delivers Parent Matters workshops in a wide variety of educational settings and this Spring Term is no different. The workshops are aimed at the parents and carers of high potential learners and are adapted to suit the phase (primary or secondary) of the children, as well as tailored to [...]

2019-03-11T17:27:00+00:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Focus on Potential, High Learning Potential, Schools|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: , |

Addressing the Needs of Twice-Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom by Drs. Eleonoor van Gerven

Drs. Eleonoor van Gerven studied pedagogy at Nijmegen University (The Netherlands). She is managing director of Slim! Educatief, a private teacher education institute at post graduate level. She educates teachers in gifted education. Her teacher training courses (Specialist Gifted Education and Specialist Twice-Exceptionality) are accredited by the Dutch Society for Registered Higher Education. She has [...]

2018-12-11T13:13:05+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Dual or Multiple Exceptionality, Focus on Potential, Schools|Tags: , , |

Modern Learning Trends – Three Motivational Ideas for a Home or School Setting

When it comes to motivating youngsters to learn, new approaches are always of interest. Here are three ideas that value each student and their individual interests. Positive Greeting A 2018 study into the impact of greeting students, revealed advantages that can be reaped in almost any school or home-education setting. It found that welcoming each [...]

What’s a Valid Way to Select Students for a Gifted Programme? By Drs. Eleonoor W.J.M. van Gerven

Drs. Eleonoor van Gerven studied pedagogy at Nijmegen University (The Netherlands). She is managing director of Slim! Educatief, a private teacher education institute at post graduate level. She educates teachers in gifted education. Her teacher training courses (Specialist Gifted Education and Specialist Twice-Exceptionality) are accredited by the Dutch Society for Registered Higher Education. She has [...]

2018-10-08T10:19:39+00:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Focus on Potential, Schools|Tags: , |
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