Committee takes evidence on Gifted and Talented programme

01 February 2010

The Children, Schools and Families Committee takes evidence on the 'Gifted and Talented programme'. Watch live from 3.45pm.



  • Professor Deborah Eyre, Former Director of the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth, University of Warwick
  • Sue Mordecai, Chair of Board of Trustees, National Association for Able Children in Education
  • Joy Blaker, Primary Gifted and Talented Teaching and Learning Consultant, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Denise Yates, Chief Executive, National Association for Gifted Children


  • Diana Johnson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools, Department for Children, Schools and Families
  • A representative from CfBT Education Trust
  • Professor John Stannard CBE, National Champion, Gifted and Talented Learners

The purpose of the session is to examine the development of the Gifted and Talented programme since its inception and to explore the reasons for the change in direction recently announced by the Government. This is expected to be the only evidence session in this inquiry.

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