NACE: Who we are

Founded in 1983, NACE is recognised both nationally and internationally as a leading charity in the field of education for able learners. We provide guidance, support and training, enabling teachers to attain the best from able learners in the everyday classroom, whilst enabling all learners to flourish and achieve. We run a dynamic regional and national events and conference programme. Alongside this we offer bespoke CPD, and develop resources specifically for members. The NACE Challenge Award is a recognised tool for more able school self-review and improvement for all. NACE members benefit from access to resources, updates on latest developments, discounts on events and much more.

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Conferences and Seminars

Free member meetup: “Making cultural capital in the classroom relevant for more able learners”
6th March 2018
This free event for NACE secondary school members offers fresh inspiration, expert input and tried-and-tested approaches to promote the development of cultural capital in secondary schools.

The session will include:
  • Cultural capital: presentation and discussion led by NACE associate Sue Mordecai
  • Speed-sharing: “one that worked” – peer-to-peer resource exchange
  • Introduction to the ESU's secondary education programmes and competitions
  • Updates on the latest resources and opportunities for NACE members
  • Networking lunch and informal discussion
Who should attend? Secondary school staff involved in provision for more able learners

Venue: English-Speaking Union, Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street, London W1J 5ED 

Costs: Free for all staff at NACE member schools*

* If unable to attend, please contact us to transfer your place to a colleague. A non-attendance fee of £50 will be charged for any booked places not taken up on the day. 

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English for the more able learner (primary) - York
15th March 2018
Strategies to challenge more able learners through the primary English curriculum.
Award-winning author Anne Fine will open this national conference, focusing on English provision for more able learners at primary level. Bringing together leading thinkers and practitioners in the field, this promises to be an unmissable day of ideas to ensure more able learners are fully engaged, inspired and challenged.

Who should attend? Primary school more able/MAT leads and coordinators; English specialists; class teachers; headteachers and SLT

Location: The Principal York, YO24 1AA

NACE members £295 +VAT or book by 30 November for early-bird rate of £250 +VAT
Non-members £399 +VAT

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Challenge in the everyday classroom (primary) - Chester
27th March 2018
Ready to develop your school-wide provision for more able learners?
This workshop is for primary teachers, leaders and coordinators, packed with practical ideas and strategies for embedding challenge across the curriculum. 

Who should attend? Primary school more able/MAT leads and coordinators, headteachers and SLT

Location: Mercure Chester Abbotts Well Hotel, Chester CH3 5QL

NACE members £195 +VAT 
Non-members £315 +VAT

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