TWO PUPILS, Elizabeth Danaher and Lauren Cogley, from St Paul’s Catholic high school in Wythenshawe, Manchester, have been selected from the school’s Gifted and Talented group to take part in the City Gates scheme.
The City Gates (Gifted and Talented Education Stream) scheme aims to achieve a significant improvement in the number of pupils progressing to university. This innovative and challenging programme hopes to develop confident, autonomous learners prepared for higher education.
Both Lauren and Elizabeth have received a bursary of £400 which will support their education while in Year 10. They will also be entitled to £400 a year for the next three years. The scheme helps learners to assess some of their needs in relation to going to university. It also helps them to plan a coherent and personalised programme that will support them in achieving both their education and career goals.
Anita Keegan, the teacher with responsibility for the Gifted and Talented group at the school, said: “The scheme will prove useful in giving the students a per sonalised outcome that sets them future goals and ideas to consider.
“Areas of potential development are identified, looking at learners’ existing strengths and greatest needs in relation to their chosen subjects. Having identified these areas, the programme then provides each learner with a wealth of tailored recommendations and resources.”