Whether a pupil is academically gifted across a range of subjects or has an individualised talent, at Greenbank High School our More Able, Gifted and Talented (MAGT) pupils are continually supported and developed through our extensive provision. Each year, the number of A and A* grades is rising across the board and this journey starts from the moment the pupils enter the school in Year 7. In the classroom our subject specialists help to identify and support pupils to make exceptional progress in their specific areas; they are provided with more challenging work in the classroom and at home to ensure that they feel challenged and inspired to succeed. Every faculty has a designated MAGT coordinator who works with the rest of their team to help to ensure that all pupils are meeting or exceeding their targets. Outside of the classroom, there are numerous opportunities to raise the aspirations of our more able; visits to Higher Education establishments, including the annual Oxford University visit; workshops with local Further Education establishments, including Runshaw and KGV; collaborative events with other MAGT pupils; and a number of in school opportunities such as public speaking, sporting and musical events and an accelerated curriculum for some of our exceptionally gifted pupils. We are also proud to be working with Cambridge University as a hub school in the North-West region; giving our pupils and other MAGT pupils from local schools the opportunity to find out about life in one of the UK’s leading universities, as well as aiming to redress the balance of state-funded students in attendance at Oxbridge.
Parents are actively encouraged to engage with the school and to help us to identify the talents within each and every one of our pupils. With future leaders and entrepreneurs amongst our pupils, we are especially keen to explore a number of leadership and enterprise programmes with our pupils. Our Year 7 pupils regularly take part in a mini-business enterprise with a vast array of imaginative and successful businesses founded and all profits shared with charities of the pupils’ choice.
Finally, we are delighted to be working with some of our former pupils who join us from their studies at KGV to support our Year 10 cohort to succeed on our A* programme; a series of workshops and one-to-one sessions to help pupils find their way to success. Find out more about some of the opportunities offered to our pupils by clicking on the links below.
Pupils at Greenbank High school are classed as MAGT if they have achieved a point score of 33 or more in English and/or Maths. Throughout their time at Greenbank pupils excel and show great potential. Teachers identify pupils in specific subject areas as MAGT and ensure they differentiate their lessons to increase the level of challenge.
Currently Greenbank High School has the highest GCSE scores in the whole of Sefton for High attainers. (See our results section for further details of this).
Can you please contact us at school (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you daughter excels in an activity out of school that we do not know about so we can ensure we can fully support her.
Mrs C Crowther - Leading Teacher for MAGT