Most Able

Ethos

At Outwood Academy Redcar, we value academic excellence and we believe that the learning of all of our students should be personalised. All students should be challenged, inspired and empowered by learning. All of our classrooms should be engaging and inspiring places to learn.

It is well known that learners learn in different ways and our teachers accommodate these different learning styles in their lessons. Our most able learners are identified and their progress is monitored in order to make sure they are continually provided for and are reaching their true potential.

Most able learners are those students who show an outstanding ability in one specific subject or across a selection of subjects within the Academy community.

What provisions are in place for our most able?

The Academy provides activities and experiences to extend its most able pupils. This could be as part of the extensive enrichment programme that is offered to all students or specific activities, such as visits to universities and outside speakers.

Within the classroom, teachers use stretch and challenge activities and use our learning model to develop important skills such as communication, creativity, evaluation and independence. This will help our students to achieve their potential and develop key employability skills. Most able learners are encouraged to develop leadership or mentoring roles within the classroom and within the whole Academy.

How is progress monitored?

All students are monitored through our rigorous ‘Praising Stars ©’ system and our intervention model. It is expected that all teachers will track the progress of most able students to ensure they are making excellent progress and are not underachieving. This is reported to parents every half term.