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
5th June 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. 
Free member meetup: "Enriching the curriculum, improving learning"
13th June 2019

This free event for NACE members will explore approaches to curriculum enrichment to improve provision for more able learners.

Hosted by Wales Millennium Centre, the session will include:
  • Presentation and discussion, with case study from a Challenge Award-accredited school
  • Speed-sharing – exchange ideas, resources and experiences with peers
  • Introduction to Wales Millennium Centre's education offer and opportunities for your school
  • Networking lunch and informal discussion
  • Opportunity to find out more about the NACE Challenge Development Programme
Who should attend? School leaders, more able coordinators, teachers and staff with responsibility for curriculum, teaching and learning

Venue: Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Pl, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AL

Costs: Free for all staff at NACE member schools*

* If unable to attend, please contact NACE to transfer your place to a colleague. An admin fee of £50 will be charged if the event is not attended by your school after booking. 

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NACE National Conference 2019
20th June 2019

How to lead a curriculum of opportunity and challenge: provision for more able learners that supports high achievement for all

Join school leaders and expert practitioners at this thought-leading event exploring effective strategies for more able learners within the context of a whole-school approach to challenge, high achievement and sustainable school improvement.

Learn from high-performing schools, leaders and experts:
  • What does a whole-school approach to more able look like?
  • How can you ensure your curriculum meet the needs of more able learners, and supports excellence for all?
  • Are your staff equipped to deliver high-quality, differentiated teaching?
  • How can schools help learners develop resilience and self-esteem?
  • Can we move beyond labels to focus instead on strengths and challenges?
Conference attendees will also benefit from a set of free practical resources exploring the conference themes.
Who should attend? Headteachers, teachers, more able leads/coordinators, senior and middle leaders, governors

Venue: etc.venues: Liverpool Street, Norton Folgate, London E1 6DQ

NACE members: £325 +VAT or book by 29 March for members early-bird rate of £275 +VAT
Non-members: £425 +VAT

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