Department of Education

School-based provision

School-based provision ensures schools and teachers provide a challenging and extended curriculum to enable the gifts and talents of students to emerge, be recognised and be developed. This form of provision is the responsibility of all teachers and relates to as much as 15% of the population. In some classes, the proportion will be higher.

Primary and secondary school-based provision occurs within the individual classrooms of all teachers on an ongoing basis. Additionally, schools may develop strategies, which allow the most able students to learn together.

Catering for students who are talented in a subject while simultaneously catering for other groups of students within a classroom is very difficult. However, it is often the most suitable way and is frequently the only option for teachers to pursue. Differentiated curriculum relates to both school-based and supplementary provision, and specifically in-class provision by teachers on an ongoing basis.

Schools and teachers may enable students to fulfill their potential by providing opportunities for them to direct, manage and negotiate their own learning, both as group members and as individuals. As students progress from primary to secondary to post-compulsory education, it becomes increasingly important for them to have these skills. Gifted and talented students should be provided with a curriculum that is differentiated in terms of learning experiences and teaching methods, and teacher expectations.

This site provides support for both primary and secondary teachers to incorporate different approaches and strategies into their teaching and learning program for gifted and talented students.

School-based Provision

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