6.1 Principals and School Leadership Team responsibilities
6.1.1 Adopt the underlying principles of giftedness and talent based on Gagné’s (2020) DMGT.
6.1.2 Identify gifted and talented students in their school using a range of valid and reliable, objective and subjective measures (more information on subjective measures on the Gifted Education intranet page)
6.1.3 Develop a Gifted Education implementation plan, procedures and programs for gifted students across intellectual, creative, social-emotional and physical domains, including acceleration options in accordance with the Gifted Education Standards Framework (2020) (more information on the Framework on the Gifted Education intranet page).
6.1.4 Plan, implement, evaluate and make provisions for acceleration appropriate to student needs, interests and abilities in accordance with the Acceleration Guidelines (more information on acceleration guidelines can be found on the Gifted Education intranet page).
6.1.5 Document the goals and strategies for Gifted Education in the school’s Annual Improvement Plan that are informed by data analytics.
6.1.6 Engage appropriately qualified teachers to teach gifted students/classes and to be involved in determining the identification of gifted students.
6.1.7 Work in partnership with parents/carers to support the development of giftedness in all domains. Channels of communication between parents/carers, the school and student(s) are to be clear and transparent with written information available in an accessible format.
6.1.8 Assist with transitions at different stages of schooling, developing partnerships between pre-schools, primary schools and secondary schools that support the successful transition of gifted and talented students.
6.2 Gifted Education Team responsibilities
6.2.1 Provide opportunities for professional learning, including in-situ coaching, to enhance the ability of school staff to effectively support gifted students.
6.2.2 Continually review and refine the provision of online professional learning such as Gifted Education Naturally Embedded (GENE); GEO 1 and GEO 2 (Gifted Education online).
6.2.3 Coordinate the implementation of the SCS Newman Selective Gifted Education Program.
6.2.4 Collaborate with schools on understanding and implementing the Gifted Education Standards Framework (2020).
6.3 Parent and Carers responsibilities
6.3.1 Parents/carers can identify their children as gifted on the enrolment form and where available, may also nominate their children for the Newman Gifted Education Program.