What does "challenge in the everyday classroom" look like? This is the question which inspired NACE’s popular seminar series, “Challenge in the everyday classroom”, led by experienced education practitioner, adviser and author Sue Mordecai.

Now in its third year, the series is suitable for teachers, school leaders and more able coordinators, and is offered at both primary and secondary levels. Each one-day workshop focuses on strategies to ensure all learners are effectively challenged and supported, across all areas of ability and all key stages.

Drawing on the latest research and policy in the field, the day is packed with practical examples and resources for attendees to try out in their school’s own classrooms.

Feedback from recent attendees:

“A superb day with so much information and practical ideas to take back and implement at school. Great balance between listening and interacting with others.”

– Zoe Barr, more able leader, Parish CofE Primary

“An informative day that will undoubtedly impact upon the teaching and learning of all children at our school.”

– Kirsty Walker, deputy head, Queen Victoria Primary School

“Sue delivered an AMAZING session. Can’t wait to implement. Every teacher needs a bit of Sue in their lives!”

– Lauren Wright, assistant headteacher, Little Readings Primary and Bushey Meads Secondary

“So much information packed into a one-day course. Sue’s enthusiasm and knowledge added so much value.”

– Arabella Mooney, inclusion leader, St John’s Infant and Nursery School

“As a new M,A&T coordinator this was brilliant in providing me with a way forward, armed with strategies.”

– Nicola Evans, M,A&T coordinator, Eggar’s School

Upcoming dates and venues:

  • 17 October 2017, Newcastle (secondary) 
  • 7 February 2018, London (primary) 
  • 8 February 2018, London (secondary) 
  • 27 March 2018, Chester (primary) 
  • 25 April 2018, Bristol (primary) 
  • 26 April 2018, Bristol (secondary) 
View the full programme and book your place.
Thursday, October 5, 2017


We received a handout on this course entitled "Department provision for the most able students". Is this available as an editable word doc?