“The strategic focus on gifted education is already causing teachers to rethink their fundamental beliefs about who our gifted students are and how best to teach them. This change of mindset will result in better pathways for our gifted students through their school lives.” - Jenny McFayden, St John the Baptist Primary School, Maitland
The All Saints Region schools are "taking a collegial approach" in Gifted Education
All Saints Region have been reflecting on student growth and catering for the diversity of learners in the schools. Staff surveys identified a need for continued professional learning to assist with identification of gifted learners and the effective use of data. Collaborative planning opportunities have been used to analyse data and prepare for differentiated learning opportunities. The 2018 focus is to continue the collegial links with the schools and strengthen the opportunities for differentiated teaching and learning to cater for the needs of all students.
All Saints region schools involved in the Gifted Education policy are:
All Saints College, Maitland
St John the Baptist, Maitland
St Joseph’s, East Maitland