A Realist’s Guide to Stretching and Challenging Your Most Able Students

Provider: Dragonfly Training
£260.00 + VAT Per Person

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Description Providing successful strategies for engaging with the more able rather than simply Identifying them
Duration 9am - 3pm

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Categories Secondary, Higher, Teaching and Learning, Sciences, Mathematics / Numeracy, KS3, KS4, Arts, Business / Economics, Computing / ICT, English / Literacy, Health and care, Hospitality and Leisure, Humanities, Languages, PE / Sport, Technology, Teaching staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Gifted and Talented, Out of school, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science / Geology, PSHE
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Do you want more ways to stretch your most able in the classroom?


Would you like a treasure chest of strategies, tailored to your subject, that are low on preparation time, but very effective?


Would you prefer a more modern approach to teaching the more able based upon flair and creativity rather than form filling and ticking boxes?


In addition to examining issues of provision for your most able students, this course will explore practical classroom approaches to meet their needs in a mixed ability or ability based setting. The strategies will challenge and stretch every student. Delegates will leave the course with a host of new ideas they can use tomorrow with the minimum of teacher preparation time required.

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This Course Aims to:

  • Identify challenging pedagogies for the most able and tailor them to individual delegates
  • Explore and discuss practical strategies for stretching the highest achievers
  • Discuss ideas and strategies for embedding thinking skills into students’ learning
  • Provide numerous techniques for maintaining the motivation and improvement of the most able 
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Course Outline:
Most Able Students in a Mixed Ability or Ability Setting
  • Ideas to stretch the most able in a mixed ability setting
  • A variety of pedagogies to challenge the most able
  • Stimulating higher order thinking skills properly – not just lip service.
  • Approaches to realistic differentiation that really means something.
Embedding Provision Across the Faculties
  • Ideas to enrich the curriculum
  • Strategies to promote creativity
  • Models to embed thinking skills
  • Lesson plans for the most able
Creating an Outstanding Provision
  • Enrichment activities to augment the curriculum
  • Raising the bar for the most able (and all)
  • Teacher expectations to the desired goals
  • Latest research on teaching the most able
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Date Location Details
Nov 27, 2017 09:00 Cardiff - Info
Dec 06, 2017 09:00 Manchester - Info
Mar 09, 2018 09:00 Birmingham - Info
Mar 28, 2018 09:00 London - Info