The Scottish Network for Able Pupils
Information for teachers, parents and pupils
Many countries in the world call these young people gifted and talented and certainly our Scottish pupils have exceptional abilities in a whole range of areas, however in keeping with our inclusive approach to education in Scotland we prefer to call our pupils "highly able". In many ways, what we call them doesn't matter, what is important is that their abilities are recognised, challenged and celebrated.
SNAP is working across the UK with schools, cluster schools and Education Authorities. We also run workshops for young people, give keynote addresses and advice to parents.
Whatever your reason for visiting our website, we hope you will find information that is useful to you.
SNAP on iTunes U
We now have a number of free files available to download on iTunes U. Just click the button to access the resources, we would like to know your feedback.
SNAP in the USA
Margaret Sutherland participated in the 25th anniversary celebrations of The Centre for Gifted Education (CFGE) based in the College of William and Mary, Virginia, USA. The CFGE is a research and development center providing services to educators, policy makers, graduate students, researchers, and parents in support of the needs of gifted and talented individuals. Margaret took part in the annual National Curriculum Network Conference. The conference offered sessions on curriculum, instruction, and assessment for high-ability learners. The focus audience included administrators, gifted coordinators and teachers, as well as other professionals in gifted education.
Margaret said “it was a privilege to be part of the celebrations. The curriculum work of the centre is well known internationally and it was an honour to work with staff from the centre and with teachers from across the USA. We hope it will be the start of greater collaboration between SNAP and Dr. Tracy L. Cross, Executive Director of the Centre for Gifted Education.”
The School of Education
In 2011 the European Union, under the Hungarian Presidency, launched the Talent Support Project aiming at finding, training and supporting talented young people of Europe specifically to secure the increasing needs for future science and innovation.
Become a SNAP Associate School and receive discounted rates on CPD and our Annual Event for Teachers plus the fantastic opportunity to take part in our pupil programme Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe.
The Journey to Excellence website provides examples of excellence in Scottish education and other children's services
This report highlights some of the issues facing early years educators in providing for highly able children. It explores questions relating to identification, acceleration and enrichment and provides examples from good practice from eight nurseries across Scotland.
SNAP are pleased to announce the guidelines for able pupils in Scotland, called Guidance for Addressing the Needs of Highly Able Pupils, are now available for schools and parents to download.