Gifted & Talented

CCEA uses the term Gifted and Talented to describe learners who are achieving, or who have the potential to achieve, a level substantially beyond the rest of their peer group inside their particular school.

Those learners who demonstrate or have the potential to demonstrate extremely high levels of ability, compared to their peers across the entire population, will be referred to by the term Exceptionally Able.

Gifted and Talented Pupils: Guidelines for Teachers

The Guidance for Teachers document sets out non-statutory guidelines to support the teaching of Gifted and Talented learners. The guidelines reflect good practice already taking place in schools throughout Northern Ireland and are consistent with the aims and objectives of the Northern Ireland Curriculum.

Downloadable Forms

Forms referenced in the Guidelines for Teachers document can be downloaded on this page. Instructions on how to use each form can also be found in the Guidelines booklet.


School Audit: Whole School Audit
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School Audit: Classroom Strategies Checklist
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Recording: Individual Record Sheet
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Recording: School or Year Group Record
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Recording: School or Year Group Record
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