Last reviewed on 9 June 2017
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How can we ensure more able pupils achieve the best they can? We look at governors' role in this and suggest questions that governors could ask school leaders. We also relay advice on good practice for the provision for more able pupils and link to examples of provision in schools.

In this article we use the terms 'more able' and 'most able' as 'gifted and talented' (G&T) is no longer a term used by the Department for Education (DfE) or Ofsted. However, schools may find it useful to continue to use the term G&T to identify and support pupils.

Governors' role

We spoke to Ruth Agnew, a national leader of governance, about governors' role in supporting more able pupils.

To improve the progress of more able pupils, the governing body should focus on the quality of teaching. The governing body should check the terms of reference