Detachment

This blog is written by Lee Collins, an Ambassador for Potential Plus UK. He talks honestly here, as a former child with high learning potential, about his feelings of detachment growing up. Looking back I suppose I always felt a little bit separate from my friends and family; it's not something that I've really picked [...]

2019-05-14T13:20:24+00:00July 12th, 2017|Categories: High Learning Potential|Tags: , , , , , |

Challenges 5 & 6: Heads or Tails

Jason Buckley, Director of Studies at Gift Courses which provides day and residential courses for exceptionally able children, offers the next challenges from our 50 Challenges for 50 Years Anniversary Challenge Book. Jason is also The Philosophy Man and appears as Mr Stripe in a series of videos on philosophy for young children called Spot and Stripe. [...]

2017-07-11T10:39:28+00:00June 26th, 2017|Categories: Challenges|Tags: , , , |

Challenge 4: The Importance of Being Bright!

The fourth challenge from our 50 Challenges for 50 Years Anniversary Challenge Book has two parts. We hope you have fun tackling it this weekend! It comes from Dr Jonathan Hare, a physicist, science communicator and television presenter. He works as a visiting lecturer on science communication with The Creative Science Centre at the University of Sussex. [...]

2017-07-11T10:39:48+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Challenges|Tags: , , , , |

Nurturing Mathematical Promise

Professor of Education and Director of Brunel Able Children's Education Centre, Valsa Koshy, writes for us on Nurturing Mathematical Promise. Prof Koshy is co-founder and director of the Brunel Able Children’s Education (BACE) Centre which supports Talent Development. The centre’s work is based on a broadened conception of talents and gifts rather than on labelling children, [...]

The Misidentification & Misdiagnosis of Gifted Children

This article was written by a Potential Plus UK volunteer who wishes to remain anonymous.   The above average ability child found in most classes, may often appear to be a ‘Straight A’ student who does well across a range of subjects and be socially well integrated with their peers. They may also often be [...]

Which Political Party Cares Most for the High Learning Potential Child?

It is now seven years since the national framework for gifted and talented children was dismantled by the then incoming government. Since then we have had seven years of postcode lottery, different definitions of who these children are and the support they will be provided. This has caused confusion, frustration and upset for countless children [...]

Why I Support High Learning Potential Children

Lee Collins, Ambassador for Potential Plus UK, writes about his reasons for supporting children with high learning potential. As this is my first blog I thought it would be worthwhile setting out the reasons why I became an ambassador for Potential Plus UK.  And like all good ideas of mine everything was going to plan [...]

2017-07-11T10:42:34+00:00May 5th, 2017|Categories: High Learning Potential|Tags: , , , , , |

Why Are We Talking Apples and Pears?

I was always taught that it is only by understanding the past that we can learn for the future. In preparation for our 50th birthday celebrations this year, a small group of  volunteers over the past few years has been going through every set of Trustee minutes and Board papers since 1967; no mean feat! [...]

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