Barbara Firth has been an independent consultant for the last 4 years and in the British education system for over forty. She has a particular passion for ensuring that more-able and gifted and talented children receive the best possible education. As well as being an independent consultant she leads inspections on behalf of the government’s inspection organisation – OFSTED and is an assessor for the NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education) Challenge Award.
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Raising the Bar for more able learners (Infants, Primary, Middle & Senior)
Is a gift or talent enough or do we need our pupils to work hard? Learn what current research tells us about how challenge, effort and reflection impact on learning. How can we achieve this in the classroom? What about the exceptionally able learner?