More Able


More Able representative:  Senior Link – Mrs K Robinson email:

What does More Able Mean?

‘More Able’ describes children and young people with an ability to develop to a level significantly ahead of their year group (or with the potential to develop those abilities):

How has my son/daughter been selected?

Students are selected for the More Able program by either teacher nomination or through the use of school data. Students who are selected will then be included on the school’s More Able Register.

If my child is More Able, what provision is in place to support them in school? 

At Coleshill we aim to meet the educational needs of all our pupils. For the More Able student, this includes providing opportunities both in and out of the classroom

In-class provision includes:

  • Tasks which demand higher order cognitive and intellectual skills to challenge pupils
  • More complex and open-ended tasks and flexible learning strategies
  • Competitions such as the UK maths challenge

Out of class provision includes:

  • Lunchtime and after-school clubs (STEM club, Maths Club, etc…)
  • Visits to events including university master classes, taster days and residentials (we are currently working with Aim Higher Plus to create a program of free enrichment activities with the focus of raising aspirations) 
  • Peer mentoring from sixth form students

How can I support my child?

  • Encourage a variety of interests and activities
  • Help your child to organise their time
  • Encourage use of local facilities such as the library
  • Organise visits to museums, science centres and art galleries
  • Encourage discussion and debate in the home
  • Demonstrate pride in achievement
  • Help your child to discover how fun learning can be
  • Show sensitivity to your child’s interests without trying to mould them
  • Include your child in family decision-making
  • Show the importance of relaxation, socialising and exercise
  • Encourage your child to use the department specific websites

Useful Links:-

National Association for Gifted Children – practical tools and courses to help you develop your child’s gifts and talents.

National Association for Able Children in Education – independent education organisation specialising in teaching and learning for able, gifted and talented students.BBC Schools homepage – learning resources for home and school.