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#16 DRC

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 07:57 PM

Ok, Year 8 G&T program now also outlined in greater detail.

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#17 Carl Fazackerley

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 08:10 PM

Aside from the edition of Teaching History dedicated to g&t provision, there is also this - the report of History-specific work by the National Academy For Gifted & Talented Youth at Warwick Uni.

G&T history - NAGTY report



NAGTY has done some excellent work - however it appears that it is being scaled down or even perhaps closed all together. Something to do with Warwick Uni (PLC) selling off contracts to companies who are "economising". Such a pity.



I heard that Warwick have lost the contract to run NAGTY - it's being taken over by the educational consultancy that run the FastTrack teacher programme, CfBT.
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#18 Dom_Giles

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 09:07 PM

That's true. My wife has been doing a PhD with NAGTY and it's all shot to peices because of this. I just don't understand why they had tot ake somethign that was working well, sell it off privately and mess it all up. Something to do with wawrickuni being a money making machine I think.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 11:08 AM

Hi,

We have a new person in charge of our SEN programme and they have decided that GandT is no longer something to use out side of the classroom. All lessons have to be differentiated enough to stretch G&T. Whilst I agree with this on many levels, I also think that it is useful to have a programme outside of class to push them further. Apparently this is elitist and we should not be encouraging it. I do think that if all the bright kids are doing something different in class then surely that is still elitist. I have been out of the UK for only a year and when I left I was sure that mosts schools including my fast moving comprehensive school were looking at more specialist programmes and selection of G&T. Apparently we are now not even going to select a group by looking at CATS etc....am I wrong? Is this really how it is moving?




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