This second edition handbook for Gifted and Talented (G&T) Coordinators, edited by Brin Best, Sophie Craven and Jane West, is the first of its kind. It will explain what is expected of schools and G&T coordinators and provides guidance on every aspect of your work and role With the introduction of the gifted and talented Leading Teachers, there are numerous changes that will affect your role. Preparation is the key to implementing successful G&T provision. According to the Primary and Secondary Strategies (2007): 'In carrying out this role, Leading Teachers will be expected to: *act as an advocate for the needs of G&T pupils *promote the various elements of the personalisation agenda as they relate to G&T pupils, seeking to ensure that they receive appropriate recognition, support and challenge throughout the school/cluster *exemplify effective practice for G&T pupils in their own professional practice, and provide or facilitate coaching/peer mentor support for colleagues *initiate strategies which support the professional development of colleagues to improve the school/cluster capacity to personalise learning for G&T pupils *work with school leaders to identify underachievement, evaluate provision and implement an action plan for whole school improvement.' This new second edition of The Gifted and Talented Coordinator's Handbook will help you achieve your goals "...a text such as The Gifted & Talented Coordinators' Handbook is much needed in that it provides practical guidelines to support coordinators of whole-school development programmes which cater for the needs of more able pupils. The authors are knowledgeable about the real issues facing schools, and experienced in the interface of classroom and whole-school management. As a result, the handbook provides a compendium of guidelines and background knowledge that is easily accessible and immediately useful." Belle Wallace, Editor of Gifted Education International
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