Ignite Gifted and Talented
At TPS, we pride ourselves on the exciting and innovative enrichment programme we offer to all our most able students, who are identified via their teachers and their academic profile.
A series of exciting cross-curricular workshops are delivered throughout the year on Fridays after school by our teaching staff, and our Talented and Ignite students are all warmly welcome. Our teachers relish the opportunity to collaborate with other subject areas to create highly challenging activities that will expand student minds and feed their curiosity: English working with Music, Maths with Art and PE with Geography – the creative and intellectual possibilities are endless - and great fun is had by all.
Every Ignite student receives a Passport at the start of the year, to encourage them to engage in the full range of sessions on offer, and attendance is richly rewarded at the end of the programme with an Ignite celebration!
Alongside our curriculum workshops, we also run an Academic Excellence programme, where special guests are invited into school to tell their stories, and run their own workshops to inspire and motivate our students. Guests have included Chris Whyley, entrepreneur and founder of Zamzar, Geology and Earth Scientist, Ryan Lawson from South Downs College, Gordon Rushmer, Watercolour Artist, Rebecca Loweth, Collage Artist from Slade School of Fine Art, Corporal Sean Kinsella, RAF Physical Training Instructor, and Dr Hazel Mycroft, University of Reading, Psychology lecturer.
Other regular events in the TPS Ignite calendar include the EPQ Project at Alton College, our annual trip to St Edmund Hall, Oxford University, the full range of UKMT Maths Challenges, Year 5 days, P4C workshops in local feeder schools and additional qualifications in subjects such as Latin, Further Maths and Statistics.
It is important to us that our most able students compete with the very best nationally in terms of academic achievement; however, we also want to support them as individuals as they develop the skills, knowledge and characteristics required to become "game changers" of the future.
For further information, please contact our AMA Co-ordinator, Mr Arthur Blandford-Davies.
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