Welcome to Our More Able and Talented (MAT) page
As with all schools,we have a wide range of abilities across a range of areas, from children who need some extra support, to children who have talents and abilities at a higher level than would be expected for their chronological age.
It is crucial to us that we make provision for all of our children, wherever their need lies, and the MAT pupil is an important part of this.
We keep a register of pupils who have exceptional abilities to which all staff have access, and the abilities might be academic, but may also be artistic, sporting, musical, or even the 'softer' skills of empathy, teamwork or leadership.
We use the data we collect and recommendation by class teacher/parent to enter a child onto the register.
Teachers already plan differentiated work for the pupils in their classes, however, where appropriate a child on the MAT register would be given further work, or different types of responsibilities in order to enhance, broaden and extend their learning.
Assessments of children's progress and attainment are made frequently, and the more able and older children will fully participate in this process in order to set their own targets for improvement.
Mrs Ketcher-Murrell is our Co-ordinator for all additional learning needs, including MAT. We also have a school policy which details our approach to MAT work, and this is available in the 'Policies' section of this website.
We also have a MAT working party, which includes both staff and parents to ensure that we are all working together towards the same goal: the best possible provision for our children. The working party is open to all, and details of the next meeting can be found on the calendar on this website.
We know that you, as parents, are very keen to support your child's learning out of school, so here are some useful websites you may wish to access with your child.
Thank you for taking the time to read this page. We hope you have found it useful and if you have any further questions, please contact us.