I am delighted to share the news that my son has been identified and selected for a gifted and talented programme for highly academically able children. Scoring above national average in various assessments, I always knew his ability when he started reading books as a toddler, and completing maths equations or suggesting scientific experiments at 7am!! However, I will not pretend that life has always been rosy- achievement has not come without a struggle after parental separation and family bereavement. For me, emotions and behaviour are always the priority and this academic recognition is testament to the importance of focusing on a child’s holistic emotional wellbeing! Support a child in their emotions and behaviour first, and they will excel in all areas! P.S. I believe ALL children are gifted and talented in one way or another!