Scottish Network for Able Pupils (SNAP)

Thanks to funding from the Scottish Government, the Scottish Network for Able Pupils (SNAP) was able to research, design and develop opportunities for highly able pupils and to model and disseminate good practice for educators across Scotland.


Each year we focused on a particular aspect or theme. In 2012-2013 there were three main objectives:

  • Further develop the SNAP website thus allowing the work conducted within SNAP to be accessible nationally and internationally to enhance its potential impact;
  • Disseminate knowledge about children with high ability in Scotland;
  • Work in collaboration with staff across sectors (nursery, primary, secondary) to produce models and templates for developing challenge within interdisciplinary learning.

This is the first project in Scotland to focus across sectors on high ability. This work was intended to form the basis of a report for the Scottish Government and the models and templates will be available to schools nationally and internationally through the website


  • Chris Smith, Pupil Support Coordinator, West Dunbartonshire Council.
  • A range of Early Years Education and Care Centres, primary schools and secondary schools across West Dunbartonshire Education Authority.

PIs & Co-Is

Dr Margaret Sutherland, School of Education, University of Glasgow

Professor Niamh Stack, School of Psychology, University of Glasgow

Funder and Funding Amount

Scottish Government