As a school we aim to support our Higher Ability Learners by recognising their individual abilities and creating opportunities to add breadth, depth and pace to their learning.
Our Higher Ability Learners are nominated as a recognition of achievements and progress made so far. However it is not necessarily a guarantee that a pupil will remain a HAL throughout their time here, as relative ability does change over time. We would expect to see high levels of application and progress from every pupil and we review this annually.
Our definition of a HAL is:* Ability developed to a level significantly ahead of their year group (within Alsager School) or with the potential to develop this ability* A strong interest in pursuing learning in the subject area* An ability and desire to work and think independently and creatively in the subject area
A few weeks ago Mr Gerrard accompanied 3 of our year 7 pupils to compete in a foreign language spelling bee at Trinity C of E School in Manchester. Pupils are asked to spell as many words as they can in a foreign language in under a minute. Not an easy feat! These pupils (left to right Amy Robinson, Hannah Kahn, Helena Cartlidge) were all top scorers in their class competitions and went on to be top three from the whole year group here at Alsager which meant they qualified for the regional finals. The performed brilliantly, were unbelievably fast and, above all, were a credit to the school! Well done girls!