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

Challenge clinic
6th March 2019

Free one-to-one support for NACE members working with the NACE Challenge Framework.
Whether you’re just getting started with the Challenge Framework, or preparing for Challenge Award accreditation, our free Challenge clinics offer bespoke guidance to help you identify and implement next steps.
Each one-to-one support session lasts 45 minutes. Please specify your preferred medium (in person/phone/Skype) and time of day (am/pm) in the “additional information” box when booking.
Who should attend? NACE members who are leading/coordinating their school’s use of the NACE Challenge Framework

Venue: NACE, Horticulture House, Chilton, Didcot OX11 0RN (OR via phone/Skype)

Costs: Free for NACE members working with the NACE Challenge Framework*

* If you are unable to attend, please contact us to cancel at least a week ahead of the clinic date. After this point, a fee of £50 will be charged for non-attendance. 
Challenging more able learners in science - Cardiff
7th March 2019

For secondary science teachers and subject leaders, this one-day course explores teaching and learning strategies to support learners in attaining the highest grades at GCSE. The day will cover key characteristics of effective provision, challenges and potential solutions, and action-planning to improve science provision for high-attaining learners.

Who should attend? Secondary science teachers, heads of science

Location: Novotel Cardiff Centre, Schooner Way, Cardiff CF10 4RT

NACE members: £230 +VAT
Non-members: £325 +VAT

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Achieving greater depth in primary maths through talk for learning
14th March 2019

This one-day course explores strategies to strengthen talk in primary maths, to deepen, extend and refocus learning. Suitable for primary teachers, coordinators and maths subject leaders, the course will explore strategies to develop mathematical discussion, promote learner collaboration and problem-solving skills, and model effective questioning techniques.

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

Location: Novotel London West, London W6 8DR

NACE members: £230 +VAT
Non-members: £325 +VAT

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