Welcome to the HAHC able, gifted and talented page. The purpose of this page is to outline our provision for able, gifted and talented pupils at Hatcham College. Any questions please contact our Able, Gifted and Talented Coordinator Mr Hancock on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We use a variety of different indicators to establish the group of pupils. Particularly important is the input of teaching staff. This means that each subject area will have a named list of pupils who excel or should excel in that subject and will be challenged accordingly. It is also important to recognise that we review the lists regularly so different pupils at different times will benefit from the programme.
Catering to the needs of the more able is a high priority at Hatcham College. We also aim to provide a full range of opportunities, trips and programmes for all learners at the college.
We are very proud of the opportunities we have available to our more able pupils. We offer a range of specially designed events both in school and beyond. They include The Brilliant Club Scholars Programme, Future Leader, and University taster days.
The Brilliant Club aim to increase access to highly selective universities to potential first generation graduates. They do this by giving our pupils the opportunity to visit two highly selective universities, work with a PhD student on a topic and complete a dissertation graded at a level above their key stage. The Brilliant Club is available to pupils in years 8, 9/10 and 12. The places are limited to 24 scholars per programme. Places are filled through consultation with the head of the year involved, the A,G&T coordinator and the head of department most related to the topic area concerned.
The Future Leader event gives our pupils an opportunity to meet professionals from a wide range of industries, broaden their horizons of possible career paths by providing role models from a wide variety of professions, and build their confidence by giving them the opportunity to talk to and question the professionals. Although places are limited to 90, this event is available to any pupil in years 10-13.
We would value any feedback you have regarding the provision already in place and please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries with regard to more able provision.
HAHC have been working with the Brilliant Club since the pilot scholars programme in 2011. They aim to increase access to highly selective universities to potential first generation graduates. The club runs over a two month period where pupils visit highly selective universities ranging from Cambridge, Royal Holloway, Kings and The University of Sussex. During in-school tutorials led by a PhD tutor, they complete a School Dissertation and graduate at another highly selective university.
The sixth form cohort receive their certificates on their graduation day visit to the University of Sussex
The format of the Future Leaders event, which will be aimed at pupils aged 14 – 17, is table mentoring. The table mentors outline their journeys of success, share their insights on leadership and enter into conversation with the pupils as the concept of leadership on the world stage is explored. The pupils will be given the opportunity to see that the speakers come from normal backgrounds that they can identify with, and are ‘real people’ who have worked hard to achieve their success and are now leaders in their field. We invite speakers and table mentors from a wide range of industries from actuary to veterinarian. Pupils are nominated to attend the Future Leader evening after completing an application form.
If you have any concerns, suggestions or comments, please contact Mr Hancock (Able, Gifted and Talented coordinator) on email@example.com
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