Gifted and talented education: guidance on preventing underachievement - a focus on exceptionally able pupils

This booklet is one of a series published by the National Strategies to support improved provision for gifted and talented students, especially those who are underachieving or are at risk of underachieving. It aims to further develop teachers’ shared knowledge and understanding of the nature of high-quality gifted and talented education, specifically for exceptionally able students, by:

  • highlighting the main issues to be discussed and addressed, including the prevention of underachievement of students with exceptional ability
  •  giving guidance, information and references for further study
  • providing brief portraits of real students in this category, illustrating their needs and how schools are meeting these.

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