"School communities have a responsibility to develop effective and equitable identification procedures and developmentally appropriate programs for gifted and talented students. Professional development will occur at state and regional levels and within school communities to enable provision for gifted and talented students. The Director-General will report on the outcomes of schooling for gifted and talented students and ensure that policy implementation is monitored and evaluated.
This policy applies to all staff employed in State Office, regions, NSW public schools, their school communities and all students who attend public schools.
All government schools have a responsibility to educate all students to their potential. The NSW public school system is committed to high quality educational outcomes for all gifted and talented students.
Gifted and talented students are found in all communities regardless of their ethnic, cultural or socio-economic backgrounds. The gifted population includes students who are underachieving and who have disabilities. It is imperative that school communities develop effective, equitable and defensible identification programs that avoid cultural bias and provide developmentally appropriate programs for gifted and
The policy adopts definitions of giftedness and talent based on Gagné’s (2003) Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent (DMGT).
- Gifted students are those whose potential is distinctly above average in one or more of the following domains of human ability: intellectual, creative, social and physical.
- Talented students are those whose skills are distinctly above average in one or more areas of human performance.
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There are also associated guidelines for schools which cover the implementation strategies of:
- Early entry
- Acceleration strategies
- Grouping strategies
- Useful links for non NSWAGTC Events
- Gifted with Learning Disabilities or Differences
- Seemed gifted when younger, but has lost interest lately…
- October 2012 Newsletter
- New Zealand pulls out of hosting World Gifted Conference in 2013
- Upcoming Events for Parents and Teachers
- 2012 Financial Statement
- Teachers Wanted