High Prior Attainers
At Meopham School, all staff have a responsibility to provide all students with a sufficiently challenging curriculum, along with opportunities to nurture any exceptional talents and abilities they may have. All students have an entitlement to:
- Staff commitment to develop their potential to the full at all times
- Stimulating and interesting lessons which inform, challenge and develop thinking skills
- Personal and social education which prepares them for adult life and the world of work.
Year 7, 8 and 11.
High Prior Attainers (HPA) are those students who have an average Key-Stage 2 scaled score of 110 or higher.
Years 9 and 10
Year 9 and 10 students have been identified as HPA using CATS tests during the first term. This is due to the absence of KS2 data due to COVID-19 school closures.
Years 12 and 13
In Year 12 and 13 students are HPA based on their Key-Stage 2 scaled score and GCSE / BTEC examination grades.
Meopham School will endeavour to obtain as much information about individual students as possible. The methods used are as follows:
- Information from primary schools including KS2 teacher assessments and KS2 SATS
- Teacher observation and recommendation
- Information from parent/guardians, peers and students themselves
- Information from the school’s Data Manager for students who move into a year group during an academic year.
The provision should aim to include the following:
- All schemes of work planned by Curriculum Leaders will include specific materials and ideas which differentiate, enrich and extend tasks to ensure that the curriculum is sufficiently challenging
- All staff will be aware of their role in the identification of more able and talented students based on subject specific criteria
- In-service training will be provided
- Opportunities for more able and talented students to work together both in and out of school
- Close links between home and school and external agencies where appropriate
- The creation of a register of High Prior Attainers which will be distributed to all departments
- The availability of a Learning Leader (Mr Rigglesworth) for Year 11 and a Raising Standards Leader for Years 9 and 10 (Mr Huggens) and a Raising Standards Leader for Years 7 and 8. (TBC) who are all available to guide, supporter and challenge our HPA students.