At Ballard, we define ‘Potential Plus’ as “Children and young people with one or more abilities developed significantly ahead of their year group or with the potential to develop these abilities”.
We understand the importance of ensuring that this potential is nurtured and stretched enabling pupils to reach their full potential. Ballard’s ‘Bespoke Education’ approach delivers just that for all our pupils.
We plan our teaching and learning so that each child can aspire to the highest level of personal achievement.
We believe each ‘Potential Plus’ child must have the opportunity to work at their level by means of increased differentiation within the normal classroom practice and sometimes we will provide enrichment or extension activities to promote their skills and talents still further.
We believe that the emotional and social development of ‘Potential Plus’ pupils should be encouraged alongside the development of academic and practical potential.
We strive to create an ethos of confidence, links with the home environment and develop a sense of expectation in these pupils.
We offer a Scholarship Programme for exceptional pupils joining us in Years 3,7 and 9. For more details see our Scholarship page.