Tutors International Offers a Solution to Improve Outcomes for Pupils with High … – Press Release

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Leading educationalist, Adam Caller offers a solution to highly-able pupils who are being overlooked in UK’s schools

OXFORD, England, April 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Adam Caller, a leading educationalist and the founder and CEO of Tutors International, feels strongly that a considerable number of pupils are still being neglected in the classroom: “No provision is being made for the gifted and talented, whatsoever. This means that these students are still not receiving the focused attention and support they need to thrive in the classroom. These young people also have a right to receive an education appropriate to their needs.”

Gifted and Talented Also Have Special Educational Needs

Caller goes on to say that despite their exceptional academic potential, gifted and talented students equally manifest learning disabilities in the classroom: “Occasionally, while the work is easier, these children choose to hide their ability in order to ‘fit in’ with their peer group or to avoid being singled out for praise, but it becomes harder and harder for them to excel, which can lead to emotional, behavioural and psychological problems.”

History of Support for Most Able Pupils

The provision of educational services dedicated to the super-bright is now virtually non-existent in the UK, however, this has not always been the case. The Young, Gifted & Talented Programme (YG&T), was a government scheme which aimed to enhance the educational development of students between the ages of 4 and 19. Their vision was togive all gifted and talented learners in England the opportunity to reach their full potential’. Established in 2002, it was abandoned in 2010. Since then, there has been no national definition of ‘gifted’ or ‘more able’ or any national support programme for gifted and talented students.

In July 2018, The Sutton Trust publicised their report, ‘Potential for Success’ in which they examined: ‘the barriers faced by those of high potential’, concluding that: ‘harnessing the…

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