Support for Gifted and Talented Children
SUPPORT FOR GIFTED CHILDREN
Our Gifted and Talented Consultants provide support for families whose children need help to be appropriately challenged and academically stretched.
A child can be doing ‘really well’ and ‘top of their class’ in maths and English, yet still be considered to be coasting and not nearly reaching their full potential. These children get bored very easily and this can sometimes mean that they are not actually doing very well at school as they have switched off from learning.
Gifted children can often finish standard homework in seconds, but typically find it difficult when they are faced with real challenges because they’ve always found everything so easy. This means they tend to get very frustrated and give up too easily, as they have not built up any resilience or techniques to try to solve these types of problems, and this can cause difficulties later on if it is not addressed.
Our experienced Gifted and Talented Consultants are outstanding teachers with many years’ experience and knowledge in this field. They push bright children in an engaging and motivating way and allowing them to progress through higher order thinking and logic puzzles, rather than just delivering the curriculum earlier to them.
JK support services include hour-long advisory sessions for parents on how best to support their gifted children, and bespoke follow-on individual tutoring sessions with their children.
If you would like more information, please call: 020 3488 0754, or contact us.
Paul’s* parents came to us with him in Year 5, as he was so frustrated and wasn’t enjoying school. Once we had assessed him, we understood he was extremely able in maths and because he had other special needs it hadn’t been recognised in school. We immediately put a plan in place to extend his maths through expert tutoring; his confidence grew and he went from strength to strength. He sat the 11+ and went to a very academic school that stretched him, allowing him to really enjoy school.
Emma* came to us with low confidence as she was mildly dyslexic. We assessed her and found that she had a fantastic imagination and was extremely articulate. Through gentle English tutoring and encouragement, Emma understood how talented she was and developed into a gifted writer with a deep passion for literature and creative writing. Emma became so confident that she decided to sit for the 11+ and she achieved a place at the school of her choice. She has thrived there ever since, going on to win prizes for outstanding achievements in English.
Taylor* was low in confidence and really didn’t think he was good at much. We assessed him and discovered he had great potential and was totally underachieving at school. Taylor had tutoring in maths and English over a period of two years and excelled in both subjects. At this point that he was unrecognisable – a confident and happy young person with lots of friends – and he gained a place at the senior school of his choice.
Raul* came to us as the youngest of three and he was underachieving at school. After an academic assessment, we understood that he was simply not in the right school. Raul needed catch up tutoring and to move to a school with less behavioural problems, so he could enjoy his learning and thrive. Once he settled into his new school, we worked on his maths and English through tutoring. He became an outstanding achiever in both subjects and went on to gain a place at a top independent school.
*These are genuine case studies, but we have changed the names to preserve our students’ privacy.
“We have had both boys’ reports and are so thrilled with their development. Sam got ‘significantly above national expectation’ for maths and ‘above national expectations’ for all the other relevant subjects.
Noah also got ‘exceeding national expectations’ in maths, reading and writing!
We have felt tremendously supported by you and your team and are grateful for the focus and attention. We are also very grateful for how accommodating you have been with scheduling (and rescheduling).”