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Most Able and Talented

Mrs Mack-Poole with our students

Welcome to our page specifically aimed at our 'more able and talented' cohort. In this area of the website you will find relevant information regarding all our events and extra activities that we offer to enrich students learning here at Bexleyheath Academy. 

If a student arrives at Bexleyheath Academy with a KS2 Level 5 they are identified as academically 'more able' and if they show a particular skill or talent in a specific subject they will be nominated by their teachers as 'talented' for that subject. 

If you have any queries or require further information please contact me

Mrs A Mack-Poole
Most Able and Talented Lead

We have put together a package of activities that will support and enrich 'more able' students' education. This will include:
    • Higher thinking skills workshops
    • Trips and Visits
    • Group mentoring sessions
    • TED lectures and subsequent discussions
    • Support with progress in lessons
    • A parent/carer information and support evening
    • Support with access to a range of enrichment activities across the Academy

Recent Events/Announcements
  • More Able and Talented Evening 2015
    On the evening of Monday 6 July, Bexleyheath Academy held it's third More Able and Talented Showcase Evening.

    Students had the opportunity to showcase a variety of their fantastic work. The evening was a huge success and included live music, presentations, Art exhibition and food. Also, a range of work was displayed from many of the departments and shown in various ways.

    Parents, carers and visitors who visited the event were very complimentary and found the evening both impressive and entertaining.

    I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank everyone involved in this extremely enjoyable occasion.

    Mrs A Mack-Poole
    More Able and Talented Lead

    Posted 4 Aug 2015, 08:48 by . WebResources Account
  • Mr Read’s Media and Film Club

    Over the past few weeks, we have been working on producing a new horror film called ‘Revenge.’ It is about a boy who has been bullied and seeks revenge on the bullies. So far it has been really enjoyable and interesting.

    Our film is still a work in progress but we hope to have the filming completed soon so we can start editing our footage. Anyone can come along and join in, and film club takes place on Thursday lunchtimes.

    Joe Abbott
    Year 7 Student

    Posted 13 Apr 2015, 03:02 by . WebResources Account
  • Year 11 Examination Revision Workshop
    On Monday 23 March, Year 11 more able students were involved in an examination revision workshop led by Les Padfield.

    The students gained skills in time management, planning and preparing for their GCSE examinations. They participated in group activities and had an opportunity to use their thinking skills. They were given many resources and handouts that they could take away with them for reference and future use. All of the students involved found the experience very worthwhile and had a productive and enjoyable day.

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members of staff involved on the day who helped in making this session a success.

    Mrs A Mack-Poole
    More Able Lead

    "Today was a useful motivator to get working towards exams"
    "I enjoyed today. It helped me a lot with knowing how to revise and to relax when it comes to exams"
    "This was a very good workshop as it explains different revision strategies and what usually distracts people. Some methods are better for different people"

    Posted 13 Apr 2015, 02:42 by . WebResources Account
  • Jack Petchey Speak Out Training
    A number of Year 10 students have been involved in three different speak out training sessions, held with Chris Billington from the Speakers Trust.

    The sessions were extremely successful in which the students gained invaluable experiences on speaking and listening skills. They had the opportunity to practice their speaking and listening skills throughout the day, which involved many practical activities which they all enjoyed.

    Some quotes from the students include:
    “The training helped me gain confidence in speaking in front of a large group”

    “I thought I was rubbish at speaking but now I have gained confidence”

    “I really enjoyed it and faced my fear of public speaking”

    The sessions resulted in 6 finalists who will now compete against each other to represent our Academy in the Borough Final, to be held in Townley Grammar School on 28 April 2015.

    I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the finalists good luck and I look forward to working with the winner to prepare them fully for the final.

    In addition, one of our Year 11 students Ryan Hawkey, has been chosen to be part of the judging team for the final as he was the runner up last year, which is a fantastic opportunity for him.

    Many thanks to all involved in making this possible for our students.

    Mrs A Mack-Poole
    More Able Lead

    Posted 13 Apr 2015, 02:29 by . WebResources Account
  • CPD Training into Classroom Practice
    Firstly, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank staff for allowing me into their lessons. It was great to see the excellent work that has taken place since the CPD training session held in January, on stretching the more able students.

    It is evident many strategies are already implemented in the lesson planning taken directly from the training session. These strategies clearly helped engage and motivate the students learning within the classroom. It is important to continue forward in this drive to stretch our more able students and I look forward to seeing how we further develop in this area in the future.

    Many thanks again to all involved.

    Mrs A Mack-Poole
    More Able and Talented Lead

    Posted 2 Feb 2015, 03:56 by . WebResources Account
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