An 11-16 Academy
Gifted and Talented provision is an important aspect of life at Stradbroke High School. We believe that all pupils are gifted or talented at something and our aim is to identify the areas our students have ability in so that we can develop and nurture their talents. We are inclusive in how we categorise Gifted and Talented so that we include those who are achieving at a high level, as well as those with a particular interest in a subject. Our aim is to stretch and challenge all pupils so that all progress and achieve their full potential.
As part of our Gifted and Talented provision, we run an Aim Higher session every Thursday after school to give our Year 10 and 11 pupils the opportunity to complete homework in school and meet with teachers if they want extra help or challenge. As part of this programme we have Gifted Year 9 musicians running a Jazz club and we have a local Script Writer coming into school to run Script-writing classes with some able year 10 pupils. We are intending to expand this programme further with more clubs and activities run by Gifted and Talented students, such as a Street Dance club, again run by some Year 9 pupils.
Trips and visits are an important part of our programme. We have taken a number of students to visit a variety of universities including the University of Essex and Cambridge which we see as a great way to raise aspirations. We have attended a number of Science challenge days at various universities as well as a Philosophy day at Reading university.
Within the RE department we have RE Ambassadors who have planned and carried out lessons at nearby Primary Schools and we have also held a Philosophy day here at Stradbroke for Gifted and Talented Year 5 and 6 pupils.
This is an area within the school that is rapidly expanding to ensure that our most able pupils have opportunities to excel.
As a reward for their hard work we took our 14 Year 9 students to Duxford War Museum. We had a great day out looking at all the aeroplanes and exhibits. One exhibition involved a really cool sound and light display where we had headphones and hand held speakers that could connect up with beams of light. When this happened we could hear sound bites from people who had been in the war.…Continue
Posted on July 7, 2017 at 15:50
Year 9 were invited to take part in an extra-curricular challenge project. They chose a subject to research and we met every week to check on their progress. We then had a 'party' this term where everyone brought in their projects and explained what they had created.
The projects were…Continue
Posted on March 17, 2017 at 11:30
On the 23rd November, we invited some Year 4 and 5 pupils from various local schools to take part in a Philosophy morning where we enjoyed refreshments, biscuits and discussing different ideas and opinions.
We asked some big questions such as 'do animals feel guilty?' 'does God exist?', 'Is there…Continue
Posted on November 23, 2016 at 12:07
Year 6 Philosophy Morning
Thursday 17th March 2016
Twenty Seven Year 6 students from a large number of primary schools came up to Stradbroke High School for a Philosophy morning today and had a great time. We participated in lots of fun activities such as answering ‘What if …?’ questions, modelling an object to represent a religious or philosophical idea, and answered many ultimate questions, for example ‘Is there…Continue
Posted on March 17, 2016 at 15:34