Young Gifted & Talented Programme
CfBT Education Trust manages the Young Gifted &Talented
(YG&T) programme as part of the national Gifted & Talented
(G&T) strategy, funded and supported by the Department for
Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). The programme is designed to
offer services which stretch and stimulate as many of the brightest
and most talented young learners aged 4-19 in England as possible,
wherever they come from and whatever school or college they
YG&T is a collaborative, dynamic project, which brings together
universities, regional partnerships, national strategic partners
and commercial organisations, both large and small, to extend and
broker support for learners and the adults who support them.
We cater for those children and young people gifted in, for
example, science, mathematics, modern languages, or talented in
areas which include the creative arts, sports and drama. The
programme is also for those children and young people who
demonstrate high ability or potential in vocational, leadership,
entrepreneurial and cross-curricular skills.
The programme includes the City Challenge Gifted And Talented
Education Strand (City GATES), a three-year £15m element of the
overall City Challenge programme. This has the overarching
objective of achieving a significant, measurable improvement in
progression to university by G&T learners from the three
Challenge areas: London, Greater Manchester and the Black Country.
It is facilitated through a structured programme for G&T
learners of needs analysis; subject specific learning; progression
skills; mentoring/coaching; university experiences; social
networking and the recognition of achievement.
Both YG&T and City GATES will close on March 31, 2010, when the
CfBT contract to manage these programmes comes to an end.