Gifted and Talented

Our aims at Parkside Academy include a commitment to providing a rich and varied curriculum for all of our pupils so that they will feel challenged by their work and rewarded by their results. This commitment extends to ensuring that our most able and talented pupils are stimulated and fulfilled in their work.

Those pupils who are identified as being more academically able are are closely monitored to ensure the right level of challenge in their work, encouraging self-confidence and independence in learning. A variety of differentiated classwork and home learning tasks promote the acquisition of skills, knowledge and understanding and foster critical and creative thought.

Whilst our prime concern is to cater for the academic needs of our most able and talented pupils, many benefit from the special events and classes provided through the support programme for targeted groups.

Activities offered include:

Master classes
School productions
A huge variety of Sports Clubs
Science and Technology Clubs – STEM
Extensive MAT Science Programme

Parkside Academy is one of only a handful of secondary schools in the North East to hold the prestigious “Challenge Award” recognising our excellent provision for high ability children.

 

Websites for further information

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents/gifted_and_talented/

http://www.potentialplusuk.org/

http://www.dur.ac.uk/supported.progression/

https://www.dur.ac.uk/schoolsandteachers/summer/dgtss/

October 2018
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Category: GeneralEnglish/Literacy Engage Evening

English/Literacy Engage Evening
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Category: GeneralParent Engagement Evening

Parent Engagement Evening
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Category: GeneralYear 10 Engage Evening

Year 10 Engage Evening
October 18, 2018

Category: GeneralYear 7 Parent Evening - Moving Up

Year 7 Parent Evening - Moving Up
October 19, 2018 October 20, 2018 October 21, 2018
October 22, 2018

Category: School HolidaysHalf Term

Half Term
October 23, 2018

Category: School HolidaysHalf Term

Half Term
October 24, 2018

Category: School HolidaysHalf Term

Half Term
October 25, 2018

Category: School HolidaysHalf Term

Half Term
October 26, 2018

Category: School HolidaysHalf Term

Half Term
October 27, 2018 October 28, 2018
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Category: GeneralYear 11 Raising Achievement Evening

Year 11 Raising Achievement Evening
November 2, 2018 November 3, 2018 November 4, 2018