Potential Plus UK's Impact

Graphic showing impact figures for 2021-2022 for Potential Plus UK

The National Association for Gifted Children, now known as Potential Plus UK, has been supporting children with high learning potential, aged 18 and under, since 1967.  We are an independent charity working with children, families, schools and organisations,  helping young people to receive appropriate support and challenge to secure their well-being, nurture their gifts and talents, develop resilience and confidence so that they succeed and thrive at every stage of their development.

While we prefer the term ‘high learning potential’, children with these abilities are often also known as ‘gifted and talented’, ‘more/most able’, ‘highly able’, ‘high prior attainers’, ‘working at greater depth’ and ‘working beyond age-related expectations’, while those who combine high ability and some form of special educational need or neurodiversity are often described as having ‘dual or multiple exceptionality’ -DME – (also known as twice exceptional – 2e – in other countries in the world).

More Information

Read more about Potential Plus UK’s impact in the following paper

Work and Impact of Potential Plus UK November 2022 front cover

Family Stories

Discover how we support young people with high learning potential and their families in our Family Stories

Arjun’s Story – “I Don’t Know!”

Arjun's Story Arjun is a bright child but lacks confidence in his abilities, is a perfectionist, hates to be put on the spot and to be [...]

Lily-Mae’s Story – Bright but Struggling

Lily-Mae's Story Lily-Mae* is a bright, curious, happy, confident child who is struggling at school. Discover more about her frustrations with handwriting and asynchronous development. Lily-Mae [...]

Maddy’s Story – “I Want to Be Normal!”

Maddy's Story Maddy* was a happy, confident toddler with a fantastic imagination. She was curious about everything and afraid of nothing. When Maddy’s interest was sparked, [...]

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Families benefit from access to our advice line, the Members’ Area, our electronic resources, discounted events and our Focus newsletter.

Schools benefit from access to our advice line, online resources, members area, newsletter, workshops, webinars-on-demand, and associate family membership for their parents.