Supporting Young People with High Learning Potential During the Covid-19 Crisis2020-09-01T12:47:45+01:00
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Supporting Young People with High Learning Potential
During the Covid-19 Outbreak

April 2020 – Updated June 2020 – Updated September 2020

Young people with high learning potential frequently miss out on the support they need because their cognitive or creative capabilities mask a genuine need for help.

Potential Plus UK is an independent charity that helps them, their parents and their schools better understand these needs so that, regardless of background, they can thrive and excel.

During these unprecedented times Potential Plus UK is making free resources and support widely available to families and schools. We will continue to provide services such as the bookable telephone advice appointments, online publications and Focus on Potential mailings. At the same time, we are increasing and enhancing our online resources.

The best way to contact us at the present time is on

Our telephone line 01908 646433 is being diverted to one member of staff and is open from 9.30am-1.00pm and 2.00pm-4.00pm Monday to Friday.

To keep up-to-date with our freely available resources follow @PPUK_ on Twitter, on Facebook or sign up for our Discover Potential e-newsletter.

We’re sharing and extending resources and support free to families and schools. We are:

  • Regularly posting thinking activities in our Plus Portal
  • Creating useful articles and activities
  • Extending our webchat service
    • Monday to Friday mornings 9.30am to 12 noon
    • Thursday evenings 8pm to 10pm

Recognising the change in circumstances and to support the needs of our member families and schools we are:

  • Sharing Focus on Potential mailings with activities and support
  • Making bookable telephone calls with Education advisors available on Wednesday and Thursday mornings and Monday evenings.

vPlus – Virtual Plus:

We have begun a new online service – vPlus – through which we are able to provide courses for children, parents and teachers with great providers who are familiar with the needs of young people with high learning potential.  Visit the new service here


We wish all members of our community the best of health and wellbeing.
Julie Taplin, Chief Executive

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Families benefit from access to our advice line, our electronic resources and our Focus newsletter.

Schools benefit from access to our advice line, online resources and the High Learning Potential Best Practice Award.

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