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

Designing and developing your curriculum to challenge and enrich more able learners (primary)
14th November 2019

This one-day course will consider curriculum components and design which enable able learners to thrive and achieve in a context of challenge for all. Delegates will be supported in reviewing their current curriculum and will be provided with strategies to plan new approaches with a focus on meeting the needs of more able learners in all aspects of the curriculum. Case studies from schools with effective practice will be considered and will inform delegate discussions.

Venue: London

Costs:
NACE members: £250 +VAT or book by 30 September for members' early-bird rate of £225 +VAT
Non-members: £360 +VAT

Full programme coming soon.
 
Planning for action and impact (all phases)
14th November 2019

Exclusively open to NACE members.

This half-day course is designed to guide and support senior and middle leaders and more able coordinators in using the NACE Challenge Framework to audit, evaluate and plan for high-quality curriculum and classroom provision for more able learners. The course will enable delegates to have a secure starting point for review and planning and give them an opportunity to devise an action plan to take forward, supported by experienced Challenge Development Programme consultants.

Venue: TBC

Costs:
NACE members: £150 +VAT or book by 30 September for members' early-bird rate of £130 +VAT

Full programme coming soon.
 
Leading and managing policy for more able learners (primary)
21st November 2019

Exclusively open to NACE members.

This one-day course is designed to guide and support senior and middle leaders and more able coordinators in their role in leading on policy and developments in provision for high achievement in a school, trust or alliance. It draws on the latest evidence in the field and on case studies of schools with successful practice for more able learners. The course will enable delegates to:
  • Undertake effective school review and planning for more able learners (delegates will be given the materials to undertake this in their own school)
  • Understand issues in the identification of able learners and their learning needs
  • Develop school policy, identification and tracking systems and whole-school provision for more able learners
  • Effectively exercise their leadership role for more able learners
Delegates will also want to consider the "Leading and managing practice for more able learners" course as a complement to this course (see below for combined fee).

Venue: London

Costs:
NACE members: £250 +VAT 

Special offer: £450 for both days when booking this course together with "Leading and managing practice for more able learners" (30 April 2020).

Full programme coming soon.