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Differentiation & Support for Students

Challenging Higher Ability Pupils and Pushing Middle Ability Pupils

  1. Strategy Overview
    Strategy Source
    John Dabell, Third Space Learning

    What is this strategy about?
    In every primary classroom, there will be a range of abilities that will likely change over time. Rather than focusing on only stretching the current more able, there should be a 'revolving door' of attempts to engage those who could also achieve more.

    How can you identify a student's potential?
    Use assessment to identify pupils’ potential and their prior learning - your own assessments are important here as previous data won’t necessarily show current ability.

    Why is it important to challenge students?
    Challenging students allows them to build skills and forces them to grow and develop academically. This will allow each student to reach their full potential.

    Click here to learn the importance of Achieving Pupils' Depth of Knowledge
  2. Choose this strategy if you want to...
    - Ensure you're pitching to the higher ability pupils
    - Ensure middle ability pupils are challenged to achieve higher

    Interested in this strategy?
    If you're not already signed up, click here to register for a free account. If you already have an account, click here to choose this strategy as a 6-week initiative. (It only takes 10 minutes to start an initiative!)
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