This policy is current as at 15/12/2017 11:21am, AEDT. Please refer to policy library website (https://education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library) for an updated version.
The NSW Government aims to identify gifted and talented students and to maximise their learning outcomes in all public schools. School communities have a responsibility to develop effective and equitable identification procedures and developmentally appropriate programs.
School communities have a responsibility to identify their gifted and talented students.
School communities have a responsibility to foster collaborative home–school partnerships to support gifted and talented students.
School communities have a responsibility to provide a range of opportunities and to monitor and evaluate programs for their gifted and talented students.
Teachers, with support, have a responsibility to identify the gifted and talented students in their classes.
Teachers have a responsibility to select and implement a variety of teaching strategies for inclusion in programs for the range of gifted and talented students in their classes.
Regions and schools have a responsibility to co-ordinate school provisions for gifted and talented students when it is feasible for more than one school to share this responsibility.
Regions and schools have a responsibility to provide opportunities for staff development in the education of gifted and talented students for principals, teachers and other appropriate personnel.
The Director-General has a responsibility to account for the implementation of Government policy and to report on the outcomes of schooling for gifted and talented students in NSW.
This policy applies to all staff employed in State Office, regions, NSW public schools, their school communities and all students who attend public schools.
Gifted and talented students are found in all communities regardless of their ethnic, cultural or socio-economic characteristics. The gifted population includes students who are underachieving and who have disabilities.
Giftedness refers to potential distinctly beyond the average for the student’s age and encompasses a broad range of abilities in the intellectual, creative, socio-emotional and physical domains. Talent denotes achievement distinctly beyond the average for a student’s age as a result of application to training and practice.
The Principal is responsible for implementing the gifted and talented education policy.
The Director-General will nominate a senior officer at state level to have responsibility for policy on the education of gifted and talented students.
Senior Curriculum Policy Officer, Gifted and Talented will monitor the implementation of this policy and will report, as required, to the Director, NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre.
Leader, Primary Curriculum (02) 9266 8473.
Leader, Secondary Curriculum (02) 9244 5697.
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