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Most Able

At Unity College, we believe in teaching and learning in such a way that each individual child strives to achieve above and beyond expectations through a balanced and differentiated provision. This includes those children who are identified as ‘Most Able’.

Definition

Most able students are those students who demonstrate outstanding academic potential and who perform at such a level as to warrant additional opportunities to further their development.

Aims

We aim to raise achievement and aspirations among all students by:

  • Challenging and supporting the most able to push the boundaries of what is possible;
  • Recognising and celebrating high achievement
  • Develop appropriate teaching and learning styles

How you can help your child

All children need support at home in their learning and a child with high learning potential is no different in this. There are many things that you as a parent can do to help your child to thrive.

Keeping up to date with the news helps to broaden their outlook and add a new dimension to their studies. Try to encourage your child to read a newspaper at least once or twice a week and discuss together recent news. Find news stories connected to lesson topics. If your child is researching a subject, suggest the online archives of a good newspaper or the BBC website. Engage your child in activities to challenge them and make them think independently and creatively.

If you are planning a day out, visit a museum or gallery that will tie in with work your child is doing in subjects such as Art, English, History, Geography or Science – this can be a fun way to add depth and interest to your child’s learning.