SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS

STATE SECTOR:

Department for Education and Skills

GTEU Dept 4E

Sanctuary Buildings

Great Smith Street

London SW1P 3BT

Tel. 020 7925 5716

email info@dfes.gsi.gov.uk

www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/giftedandtalented

The Standards at the National Programme: Gifted and Talented site provides latest thinking on current gifted and talented initiatives, practical guidance and advice.

Northern Ireland Education Department

Rathgael House

43 Balloo Road

Bangor

County Down BT19 7PR

Tel. 028 9127 9279

email mail@deni.gov.uk

www.deni.gov.uk

Information for parents includes assessment and examinations, transfer selection, bullying statement.

Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

83 Piccadilly

London W1J 8QA

Tel. 020 7509 5555

email gtweb@qca.org.uk

www.nc.uk.net/gt

Non-departmental body sponsored by Department for Education and Skills provides guidance on teaching the gifted and talented.

Scottish Executive

School Education

Victoria Quay

Edinburgh EH6 6QQ

Tel. 0845 774 1741 Scottish Executive Central Enquiry Unit

email ceu@scotland.gov.uk

www.scotland.gov.uk

Parent zone on website offers information on schools. Access via www.scotland.gov.uk, click school education, click going to school, then parent zone.

INDEPENDENT SECTOR:

Independent Schools Council (ISC)

St Vincent House

30 Orange Street

London WC2H 7HH

Tel. 020 7766 7070

email office@isc.co.uk

www.isc.co.uk

Represents interest of associations and member schools and promotes choice, diversity and excellence in education.

Independent Schools Council Information Service (ISCis)

ISCis Central

5 Barby Road

Rugby

Warwickshire CV22 5DT

Tel. 01788 570537

email office@isc.co.uk

www.isc.co.uk

Regional offices throughout UK provide services to parents. Help with finding school fees from the ISC Educational Grants Advisory Service.

ISCis Ireland

5 Sandycove Avenue East

Sandycove

County Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Tel. 00 353 1 280 95454

email palmercarter@eircom.net

Information on member schools in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.

Montessori St Nicholas Charity

24 Prince's Gate

London SW7 1PT

Tel. 020 7584 9987

email centre@montessori.org.uk

www.montessori.org.uk

The charity fosters communication and unity within the movement. Ten regions, including Northern Ireland.

SCIS/ISIS Scotland

21 Melville Street

Edinburgh EH3 7PE

Tel. 0131 220 2106

email information@scis.org.uk

www.scis.org.uk

Independent Schools Council and Information Service for Scotland.

Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship

Kidbrooke Park

Forest Row

East Sussex RH18 5JB

Tel. 01342 822115

email mail@swsf.org.uk

www.steinerwaldorf.org.uk

Emphasis on whole development of the child; spiritual, physical, moral well-being and academic progress.

WISC

Hazelhurst

Ledbury Road

Dymock

Gloucestershire GL18 2AG

Tel. 01531 890150

email ibrwn6@aol.com

Independent Schools Council Information for Wales.

OTHER:

Advisory Centre for Education (ACE)

1c Aberdeen Studios

22 Highbury Grove

London N5 2DQ

Tel. 020 7704 3370

Advice Line 0808 800 5793

email (for admin. only) enquiries@ace.dialnet.com

www.ace-ed.org.uk

Independent advice centre for parents offering information about state education in England and Wales for 5-17 year-olds.

British Mensa

St John's House

St John's Square

Wolverhampton WV2 4AH

Tel. 01902 772771

email gtprogramme@mensa.org.uk

www.mensa.org.uk

Developing British Mensa Gifted and Talented (G&T) Support Programme.

Gabbitas

Carrington House

126-130 Regent Street

London W1B 5EE

Tel. 020 7734 0161

email schools@gabbitas.co.uk

www.gabbitas.co.uk

Consultancy specializing in independent school education. Guidance for parents, students and schools in the UK and worldwide.

Independent Schools of the British Isles (ISBI)

Which School Ltd

Tilshead House

Tilshead

Salisbury

Wiltshire SP3 4RX

Tel. 01980 620575

www.isbi.com

The information on schools is provided by the schools themselves; includes independent and fee paying, residential, special needs, state boarding schools, summer and international schools. Contact details of principal educational psychologists and special needs placement officers in all UK education authorities also on website.

National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth

The University of Warwick

Coventry CV4 7AL

Tel. 024 7657 4213

email gifted@warwick.ac.uk

www.nagty.ac.uk

Established by government in 2002 with role to drive forward improvements in gifted and talented education in England.

National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE)

P.O. Box 242

Arnolds Way

Oxford OX2 9FR

Tel. 01865 861879

email info@nace.co.uk

www.nace.co.uk

Charity established 1984 to bring together and support all those with an interest in the education of able, gifted and talented children.

Scottish Network for Able Pupils (SNAP)

University of Glasgow

Faculty of Education

11 Eldon Street

Glasgow G3 6NH

Tel. 0141 330 3071

email snap@educ.gla.ac.uk

www.ablepupils.com

Concerned with issues related to children and young people's abilities, including exceptional individuals with remarkable abilities for age and stage.

Tomorrow's Achievers

email via the website

www.masterclasses.co.uk

The Gabbitas, Truman and Thring Education Trust runs masterclasses for 5-18-year-old exceptionally able children and young people. Held throughout the year in different parts of the country.

Westminster Institute of Education

Oxford Brookes University

Harcourt Hill Campus

Oxford OX2 9AT

Tel. 01865 488600

email wioe@brookes.ac.uk

www.brookes.ac.uk/schools/education/rescon/cpdgifted/!

cpd gifted provides a resource for education professionals and all those involved and interested in the education of able, gifted and talented learners.

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