Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Gifted and Talented
At Horizon, we use the terminology ‘Gifted and Talented’ (GAT) for children working within the top 5% of their year group. We recognize that there are a wide range of human talents and include skills like emotional intelligence, resilience and empathy within our ‘Gifted and Talented’ criteria. Under our dedicated GAT coordinator, once a child has been identified as being gifted and talented, we create additional opportunities for them to nurture their skills. Teachers may set them extra challenges in class, guide them to appropriate after school activities to maximize their abilities, or integrate them into learning with an age group higher up the school where possible. These steps are managed very carefully in complete collaboration with parents to ensure our GAT children do not feel singled out or exposed to additional pressure.