Teacher resources

1. Enhancing mathematical learning through ‘talk’ at KS1

This is one of the recent projects carried out for the Mayor of London and the Department of Education which showed significant improvement in young children’s mathematical learning. Talkmathstalk

2. ‘The Gateway Model’ for lesson planning

This model was developed by Ron Casey and Valsa Koshy to support robust strategies for challenging learners at all stages.

The Gateway Model is described in the book ‘Teaching gifted, talented and able children (4-11 years)’ by Valsa Koshy and Ron Casey. Gateway model.

3. Nurturing Gifted and Talented children at KS1

An Action Research project based at Brunel University working with 14 local authorities across the UK, funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families.

Nurturing Gifted and Talented Children at Key Stage 1. A Report of Action Research Projects by Professor Valsa Koshy, Christine Mitchell and Dr. Mary Williams at Brunel University. Report

4. Research-based intervention for Urban Scholars  

Key publications from our research

  1. Koshy, V. and Pinheiro-Torres, C. (2013) “Are we being de-gifted, Miss?” Primary school gifted and talented co-ordinators’ responses to the Gifted and Talented Education Policy in England’. British Educational Research Journal.
  2. Koshy, V., Pinheiro-Torres, C. and Portman- Smith, C. (2012) The landscape of gifted and talented education in England and Wales: How are teachers implementing policy?’ Research Papers in Education.
  3. Koshy, V., Brown, J., Jones, D. and Portman Smith, C. (2013) ‘Exploring the views of parents of high ability children living in relative poverty’. Educational Research.