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Covid-19 Creative Challenge: Penned in Poetry Competition
Overexcitabilities in Lockdown: Psychomotor Overexcitability
Developing Thinking Skills Through Board Games
Adjusting to Life in 2020 – Routines for Positive Self-Care by Joy Morgan, Parliament Hill School
10 Inspirations for Daily Walks – Social Distancing Style!
Don’t Miss…Growing Up Gifted
Coping in the Covid Classroom
The Fabulous Flexi-Cat Lessons – A Love Letter to Sir W.
Ask Away: How To Effectively Advocate & Speak Up For Your Child with High Learning Potential
Franz Mönks, Honorary President of ECHA – Obituary
Building Connections: Encouraging Deeper Learning by Rebecca Howell, Potential Plus UK Senior Education Consultant
4 Ways That Being A Trustee Of Potential Plus UK Set Me Up For Success – Ben Ramsden
The 2020 Membership Survey Results Are In!
The Fabulous Flexi-Cat Lessons* – Learn from Experience
My Musical Journey Continues to Go from Strength to Strength by Emmerson Sutton (Age 13)
HLP Parenting: “Can’t Cope?” – Try Nurturing A Growth Mindset
The Importance of Giving Children Quiet Time to Think and Write – A Member’s Viewpoint by Tracey Chippendale-Holmes
HLP Parenting: Letting Your Guilt Go
Ofsted Reports – New Study Shows 44% of Schools Needed Change to More Able Provision
Potential Plus UK – Going ‘Above and Beyond’ in 2019
Building on Success – The Above and Beyond Awards One Year On
The Tunnel of Adventure – by Adam Rafael Holmes (Aged 10)
Do You Embrace “Geek” and “Nerd”?
Meteora by Iona Mandal (Aged 13)
10 Questions about Mindset and High Learning Potential
Fabulous February: Feel Good Ideas
That’s My Personality
Seasons Greetings 2019 – And A Few Statistics!
Creative Thinking – ‘Go for a Burst!’
Three-Player Chess by Antonio B. (Aged 10)
Exploring How to Support Disadvantaged and SEND Learners with High Learning Potential
Santa’s Advent Adventures 2019
The Learning Pit and the Pomodoro Technique by Leonieke Boogaard
Oblivion by Finn A.H. (Aged 10)
Inspirational Figures: Remarkable Women in STEM
Design It (B)Right!
Big Family Weekend 2019 – Family Fortunes Quiz
The Big Family Weekend 2019 – The Review!
There’s No Such Thing As ‘Gifted’ – A Reflection
What Is Ofsted Looking For In Schools That Will Benefit Our Young People With High Learning Potential?
Flying High: Securing Levels 9-7 at GCSE by Joy Morgan, Parliament Hill School
Summer Reading Challenge 2019 – The Reviews
5 Ways to Offset Climate Angst
F1’s Greatest : Lewis Hamilton – by Benjamin S. (Aged 10)
To Plateau or Soar? Helping Children with High Learning Potential Forge Ahead
Hawkwood College – An Autumn Conference
The Big Family Weekend 2019 – Programme
Supporting High Learning Potential Children with Handwriting Difficulties by Rebecca Howell, Senior Education Consultant
Kings & Queens, Time Machines! by Kerensa L. (Aged 9)
20 Questions About “Pumice Rafts” – Cross-curricular Jump-off Points for Learning
Tips For Dealing With Back To School Emotions
Handwriting and High Learning Potential
Surviving the Start of Secondary School
Early Years Settings – 5 Key Factors in Choosing for Your HLP Child
The HLP Diaries…Betty Books and the Lightbulb Moment
Operation Squirrel – Mission Accomplished!
Dr. George Betts – An Influential Leader in Gifted Education – Obituary
Tips Wanted – Bobby Seagull’s Rubik’s Cube Summer Challenge
Rain, Rain, Go Away…And It Did! – The BIG Adventure Weekend 2019
Operation Squirrel – A Bletchley Park Event – August 10th
We’re In! Welcome to Our New Home
Apollo 50
50 Top Tips for Sleep Problems in Children
How Animals and Birds Relax Me – Luca W. (Aged 11)
Congratulations to Radhika and Andrea
Grow Their Giftedness: Tips and Activities for Children with High Learning Potential
Potential Plus UK Is On The Move…
The 2019 Potential Plus UK Summer Reading Challenge
HLP Parenting: Sleep Deprivation in Parents
Young Person’s Guide to Journalism
15 Great Family Days Out for High Learning Potential Teenagers
Chess: The Ultimate High Challenge, Low Threat Activity by Barry Hymer
Building Empathy
Suffragette Walking Tour by Kerensa L. (Aged 8)
Surprising Shapes and Higher Thinking Skills
Being Curious at Beaumanor Hall
Success of Potential Plus UK’s Support for Disadvantaged Families
Jeff Forshaw – The Forthcoming 2019 Cheltenham Science Festival
The BIG Adventure Weekend 2019
Suffragette Mock Trial by Emma H. (Aged 10)
Fingers on Buzzers by Bobby Seagull
Gut Microorganisms – Are You Feeding the Yeast Monster? by Luca W. (Aged 11)
Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket!
Professor Valsa Koshy Receives an MBE from the Queen
Be Curious Weekend – 4th-5th May, 2019
Above and Beyond at Hawkwood College
Bobby Seagull Becomes A Potential Plus UK Ambassador
The Romanian Master of Mathematics Competition 2019 by Tommy Walker Mackay (Aged 16)
Ofsted Consultation on the Education Inspection Framework – A Call to Action
The HLP Diaries…Sink or Swim
Football’s Legal Dilemma: The Emiliano Sala Case – by Benjamin S. (Aged 10)
HLP Parenting: Understand Your Challenges
Badger and the Great Glasses Vault – by Luca W. (Aged 11)
Bodies: Beyond the Superficial
Parent Matters Workshops
Review of The Hound of The Baskervilles by Adam R.H. (Aged 9)
HLP Parenting: Wellbeing for Carers
How to Stand Up to Your Head Teacher by Lola P. (Aged 6)
Not Such A Show-Off
A Visit to Potential Plus UK Offices by Local MP Iain Stewart
The Above and Beyond Awards Day Round-Up
Ball Games, Pets and Crisp Packets! – Crafty Up-Cycling and Easy Re-Using
Not So Horrible History
REAch2Trust Conference – More Able Pupils
Recognising Excellent Practice for High Potential Learners
The Globe Theatre by Benjamin S. (aged 10)
Multimedia Inspiration – Using Film to Inspire Cross-Curricular HLP Learning
Explore Your World
Turning Your Child’s Talent Into Achievement
Musical Youth
From Disorganised to Organised
Creative Calendars and Calculations
Cybertron by Lola P. (Aged 6)
Congratulations to Professor Valsa Koshy
Kindness is Contagious – Pass it On!
Get an ‘Above and Beyond’ Attitude!
The HLP Diaries…It’s Christmas!
Box of Delights
Addressing the Needs of Twice-Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom by Drs. Eleonoor van Gerven
Julie’s Diary – New Report from the Department for Education
Raise Free Funds For Us This Christmas
We Are Soooo Excited!
Inspirational Figures: For Dual or Multiple Exceptional Learners – Millie Bobby Brown
Top Tinkering
Friendships…Why Don’t I Fit In?
Engineer It!
Domino Art – Activities and Facts about this Fascinating Craze!
Summer Reading Challenge 2018 – The Reviews
Modern Learning Trends – Three Motivational Ideas for a Home or School Setting
The Big Family Weekend – Autumn 2018
But I Hate Losing!
Julie’s Diary – The Launch of the CFEE Report “What Works in Gifted Education?”
Firework Activities!
Screens and Reading Superheroes – Embracing New Formats with High Learning Potential Readers
Stoke Up the Science!
Big Family Weekend Creative Scholarship Tickets Now Available
Tips for Budding Poets by Joshua Seigal
When Excited Is Overexcited
What’s a Valid Way to Select Students for a Gifted Programme? By Drs. Eleonoor W.J.M. van Gerven
Julie’s Diary – Wednesday 3rd October – High European Learning Potential
Parents Welcome a Helping Hand – Damian Hinds, Secretary of State for Education
BIG Family Weekend and Enigma Challenge 20th-21st October 2018 – Find Your Tribe!
BIG Family Weekend and Enigma Challenge 20th-21st October 2018 -The Adult Bit!
The HLP Diaries…Call Me, Maybe?
Sweetie Secrets
Launch of High Learning Potential Best Practice Award for Schools
Cancellation of the Future Talent Fund
Inspirational Figures: For Dual or Multiple Exceptional Learners – Ellie Simmonds, Stephen Wiltshire and Kim Peek
Autumn is Awesome!
Supporting the Differing Profiles of Children with High Learning Potential
Dublin Hosts a High Ability Conference
Aargh, They’re Asynchronous!
Zero Waste Week
Mission Intelligence Report Summer 2018
Downtime Activity
Wonderful Words!
2018 Summer Reading Challenge
Book Recommendations from 2017 from One High Learning Potential Child to Another…
The HLP Diaries…Sleep Deprivation Unit
Bright Sparks – An ITV News Focus
Fifty Writing Competition Results – Spark
Fifty Writing Competition Results – Fuse
Why Boredom Could be Good for High Learning Potential Children
Fizzy Drink Fuss!
Big Adventure Weekend 2018
Working Around Sensory Sensitivities
Summer Number Fun
The Milton Keynes Go Bright Charity Fun Ride 2018
What Makes It Summer?
How Eco-Friendly Are You?
Gifted Teenagers – I Could Scream!
Mighty Memory Challenges – Pre-School
The HLP Diaries – “Everything is Awesome” ?
Going Green (Literally!)
Kitchen Play
Making YouTube Videos by Daniel Dipper (aged 14)
Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter – Active Learning with the Skills Builder Framework
The Power of Music: Its Impact on the Intellectual Development of Children
The HLP Diaries …and then there’s the books
Mind Mapping
Cabinet of Curiosities
Do You Agree?
The Meaning of Words by Hannah Mehr (aged 13)
Are You an Oulipian?
Labyrinths For All Learners
Incredible Insects
Wanted – A Skills Builder Focus Group
Charity aiding social mobility for Generation Gifted
Challenge 20: Origami Challenge
Challenge 19: Keeping Secrets!
Challenge 18: Around the World in 50 Days
Challenge 17: Prisoners in the Sand
50th Birthday Writing Competition
Challenges 15 & 16: Mythical Mazes and Ruling the World
Challenge 14: Sock Challenge
Challenge 13: The Diffy Square Challenge
Challenges 11 & 12: Rethinking An Everyday Task
Challenge 10: Can You Solve It?
Challenge 9: Exploring the Mariana Trench
Challenge 8: Pattern Poem
Challenge 7: Calculating Extinction
Challenges 5 & 6: Heads or Tails
Challenge 4: The Importance of Being Bright!
Nurturing Mathematical Promise
Challenge 3: Jangli
Challenge 2: Telepathic Texting
The Misidentification & Misdiagnosis of Gifted Children
Challenge 1: Creative Writing
Which Political Party Cares Most for the High Learning Potential Child?
Why I Support High Learning Potential Children
Why Are We Talking Apples and Pears?
Belonging and High Learning Potential Children
The Gift of an Award?
6 Important Ways for Parents to Nurture Children with High Learning Potential
6 Important Reasons to Nurture Children with High Learning Potential
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