GIFT has been supporting the brightest and most curious young minds for 40 years.

 

We run residential weekends, workshop days and Easter and Summer Schools for secondary age children. These are relaxed, informal opportunities to explore unusual subjects in depth, meet like-minded peers and form lasting friendships.

 

People often comment that it's nice to be somewhere that they can enjoy learning about unusual things without being judged or the pressure of exams.

 

We also provide day workshops, advice and training for schools and home educators working with all age groups.

Bursaries are often available to support students who would otherwise be unable to attend.

Email: enquiries@giftcourses.co.uk

Phone: 01245 830321

Gift Courses LLP

7 Tower Road

Writtle

Chelmsford

Essex, CM1 3NR

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GIFT for Schools

If you would like to explore ways to meet the needs of your brightest pupils, you can take advantage of a free half hour consultation with our Director of Studies, Jason Buckley by phone or Skype . Email enquiries@giftcourses.co.uk to arrange a time.

 

Strands we can discuss include:

  • Practical classroom strategies – low-effort, high-impact approaches to improving the school experience for gifted pupils

  • Giftedness and mental health – issues around perfectionism, exam pressure, peers and family

  • Twice exceptionality – approaches to gifted pupils who also have special educational needs

  • Equality of challenge – reframing provision for the gifted from “elitism” to an inclusion issue

  • Why gifted thinkers and high achieving students are not necessarily the same

  • Misconceptions around growth mindset – an incomplete understanding of growth mindset can lead to hostility towards provision for gifted learners

INSET on these topics is available, supported by copies of

“The 100th Child: Doing Right by the Very Bright”, to be published mid 2018. 

Schools can help their pupils access support from GIFT by signposting our courses, supporting children financially (particularly through Pupil Premium), by hosting courses for your own pupils, or by hosting as a local hub.