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Wales helps primary teachers support gifted pupils

03/05/2012 Joanna
The Department for Education and Skills in Wales has launched a new training pack designed to help teachers raise the standard of education offered to the best pupils.

It is hoped that by providing the new materials, it will allow primary school teachers in Wales to give gifted pupils more opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Launching the pack, education minister Leighton Andrews said that research shows that providing learning strategies which benefit able and talented students can drive up standards for all pupils.

"While we know that there are examples of good practice across Wales, we must now ensure that all schools are consistent in the way they support more able and talented pupils," he said.

The announcement comes after the publication of quality standards for gifted pupils in 2008.

Last year's report entitled 'More Able and Talented Pupils in Primary School' found that schools exhibiting best practice were following the 2008 guidelines.

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