At Thomas Harding Junior School, we are committed to ensuring that all pupils achieve their full potential. Our ASPIRE curriculum, is broad, balanced and enhanced by a range of strategies that provide pupils with the skills to become independent and confident thinkers and learners, equipped to meet continuing challenge and change.
Identification of pupils:
We use a number of methods for identification of more able pupils, including: prior attainment, teacher assessment, predicted targets, student and peer nomination, staff nomination and parental nomination. As a school, we firmly believe that there should be no limits placed on any pupils’ potential. Through our ASPIRE curriculum, we relentlessly challenge all pupils and continuously look for evidence that pupils are working at a Greater Depth in all areas of the curriculum. seeking to provide the enhanced opportunities appropriate to their needs. This will be provided through the taught curriculum as well as through extra-curricular opportunities.
We provide a rich and varied curriculum that can be accessed by all, regardless of ability across a range of subjects. Through skillful teaching all children are provided with challenging learning opportunities , which can include:
We also provide a range of enrichment opportunities. These include:
The school’s More Able Co-ordinator is Miss Nugent There is also an allocated Governor for the More Able, Mrs Hassan. However, every member of the Thomas Harding team, share responsibility for ensuring that students are happy, motivated and achieve to the best of their abilities.