Teaching to top has been a long-standing principle of effective teaching from my perspective. One of my early blogs was ‘Gifted and Talented Provision: A Total Philosophy‘ and it remains one of the topics I am asked to talk about most often in CPD sessions. I no longer think that Gifted and Talented is a helpful label – it never was – but the principles are the same. I’ve also covered this topic The Anatomy of High Expectations.
As I’ve said previously, I firmly believe that too many students are systematically underchallenged at school, especially in the years furthest away from high-stakes tests. I also think that, if you crack this, you crack most other things too; the bar is raised for everyone. This blog is based on the CPD I usually deliver on this topic.
The secret to doing this well is to think about…
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