Second Avenue, Fitzwilliam
Pontefract, WF9 5BA
TELEPHONE: 01977-624490
FAX: 01977-624498

Susan Harrison

Gifted and Talented

At Fitzwilliam Primary School we have adopted an open-minded identification policy which aims to be inclusive rather than exclusive and which recognises a wide range of talents and abilities. We use a range of strategies to identify gifted and talented children. The identification process is ongoing and begins when a child joins our school. The identification will begin with a period of awareness and monitoring of a suspected gifted or talented pupil.

Teachers at Fitzwilliam Primary School plan to meet the learning needs of all our children. We give all children the opportunity to show what they know, understand and can do within the context of a broad and balanced curriculum. We achieve this in a variety of ways when planning for children’s learning by providing:

  • A common activity that allows the children to respond at their own level.
  • An enrichment activity that broadens a child’s learning in a particular skill or knowledge area.
  • Task planning which involves breadth, depth and pace, and is designed to nurture skills and aptitudes such as reflection, exploration of diverse viewpoints, consideration of difficult questions, problem solving and enquiry, making connections in learning, higher-order thinking skills and independent thinking.
  • Questioning techniques which promote new thinking, discussion or debate.
  • The opportunity for children to progress through their work at their own rate of learning.

We also offer a range of extra-curricular activities were children can further extend their learning in a range of activities.


Please contact Mrs Harrison if you require any further information regarding the School Curriculum.