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Gifted and Talented? [Feb. 11th, 2009|09:53 pm]
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[conphie]
Hi, does anyone have any experience of having their child on the Gifted and Talented register??

My 5 year old is on this which means he is classed as having Special Educational Needs and I just wondered whether anyone has any experience of how this works in practice??

I'm actually on the verge of qualifying as a primary school teacher and so I know all the theory around this (I'm also currently teaching in my son's school so I also have the added advantage of being able to talk to his teachers daily) but I'm interested in a parent's perspective.

The school are fantastic at providing challenging oportunities for my son and they elected him to the Pupil Council, giving him a lot of responsibility for a child of his age, because that's what he needs. He's working at Key Stage One level even though he's still in Foundation, so I know he's being academically stretched to his potential. I would really like to hear from anyone who has any experience or knowledge of this as a parent ...

Thanks

Very proud mother :o)
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