The school recognises that, like all learners, gifted and talented students need appropriate educational opportunities. Gifted and talented learners are those with exceptional abilities relative to most other people.
Giftedness and talent can mean different things to different communities and cultures in New Zealand, and there is a range of appropriate approaches towards meeting the needs of all such students.
Target Road School aims to provide all learners, including those who are gifted and talented, with an education matched to their individual learning needs.
The school environment is a powerful catalyst for the demonstration and development of talent.
The school will seek partnerships with parents, caregivers, and whānau to be involved in the decision making that affects the learning of individual students.
Programmes for gifted and talented learners should be based on sound practice, take account of the research and literature in this field, and be regularly evaluated.
Gifted and talented learners should be offered a curriculum that has been expanded in breadth, depth, and pace to match their learning needs. This will depend on availability of staff. Where possible, the special needs of these students will be met within existing classroom programmes.
We aim to meet the specific social and emotional needs of gifted and talented learners.
Provision for gifted and talented learners should be supported by ongoing high-quality teacher education