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: “Managing successful transition for the more able”
8th June 2018

This free event for NACE members will bring together primary and secondary practitioners to exchange good practice in supporting more able learners during the crucial period of transition into KS3.

Hosted by Shakespeare's Globe, the session will include:
  • Managing successful transition: experience shared by Canons High School
  • Speed-sharing: “one that worked” – peer-to-peer resource exchange
  • Introduction to Globe Education's transition projects and school resources
  • Networking lunch and informal discussion
  • Matinee performance: As You Like It (fee applies; purchase tickets via Globe website)
Who should attend? Primary and secondary staff involved in supporting more able learners during transition

Venue: Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT 

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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New to leading on more able (primary) - London
12th June 2018
New to leading on provision for more able learners? This event is for you. 
A one-day comprehensive introduction for those new to a lead/coordinator role, covering policy, school-wide coordination, and practical ideas for teaching and learning.

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

Venue: Snowsfields Primary School, London, SE1 3TD 

NACE members £185 +VAT 
Non-members £285 +VAT

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Strengthening talk in primary maths
14th June 2018
A one-day workshop exploring strategies to strengthen mathematical talk in the classroom. 

New for 2017-18, this workshop will explore strategies to strengthen mathematical talk and thinking. The course will cover approaches to develop learners’ mathematical vocabulary and discussion skills, effective questioning, collaboration and self-reflection, and reasoning and problem-solving skills – giving attendees a range of practical ideas to test out and take back to their classrooms.

Who should attend? Primary school teachers, more able coordinators/leads, maths subject leaders

Location: Horticulture House, Didcot, OX11 0RN

NACE members £185 +VAT 
Non-members £285 +VAT

View the programme.