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

Using data to inform learning and secure high achievement
31st January 2019

This one-day workshop looks at effective approaches to the use of data to analyse school performance for high attainers, to inform and improve whole-school and classroom planning, and to support target-setting and monitoring. 

Who should attend? Senior and middle leaders, staff with senior responsibility for high achievement and more able learners

Location: Novotel London West, London W6 8DR

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

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Leading for more able learners: policy and practice (3-day course)
7th February 2019 to 6th June 2019

Exclusively available to NACE members. 
This course can also be delivered for your TSA, cluster, trust or school.

This three-day course is designed to guide and support senior and middle leaders, SLEs and more able coordinators in their role, leading on provision for high achievement in a primary school, trust or teaching school alliance. Linked to the NACE Challenge Framework and drawing on best practice in NACE Challenge Award-accredited schools, course content will include school and curriculum review; leading and managing change; enrichment and aspiration-raising; effective use of data; and support at key transition points.

Who should attend? Primary senior and middle leaders, SLEs, more able coordinators

7 February 2019 (day 1)
28 March 2019 (day 2)
6 June 2019 (day 3)

Venue: Copthorne Primary School, All Saints Rd, Bradford BD7 3AY 

NACE members: £1,350 +VAT

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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.