St Martin at Shouldham CE
Voluntary Aided Primary Academy

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St Martin at Shouldham Church of England
Voluntary Aided Primary Academy

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More Able

Respecting, Generous, Achieving 

More Able 

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In our partnership we recognise children are individuals with unique personalities, skills and abilities. Learning is challenging, engaging and investigative to achieve greater breadth and depth of understanding. This enables children to reach their potential and beyond.

Throughout our school there is an ethos of high expectation, respect and a drive for children to be the best learners that they can be. We recognise the importance of identifying different abilities and talents, ensuring that these are nurtured so that each child achieves the best that they can. We also recognise that within our schools, there are a number of children whose performance or potential is significantly greater than that of their peers. Therefore, we have the responsibility to meet the needs of these more able children.

We use the term ‘More Able’ for pupils who have ability or abilities beyond the large majority of children in the school and who consequently require more challenging learning. Within this will be a smaller number of children who show exceptional abilities in one or more subjects in the school curriculum. Their potential will be shown in any or all of a wide range of contexts, such as different learning styles, creativity or leadership.


  • More able children are identified correctly.
  • There is suitable differentiation and challenge in the curriculum through ‘Quality First Teaching’ and targeted questioning.
  • There are opportunities for children to be independent and creative in their learning.
  • There are opportunities for higher order thinking skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation where appropriate.
  • To celebrate high achievement.
  • To recognise the range of talents that pupils at our school have.
Welcome to St Martin at Shouldham.