The NACE Challenge Development Programme offers a complete package for whole-school review and improvement in provision for more able learners, in the context of challenge for all.

It supports schools, clusters, alliances and trusts already demonstrating good or outstanding provision in this field, as well as those for whom it is a key action point for improvement. The programme is regularly reviewed to ensure it aligns with current areas of emphasis in school improvement and accountability, including expectations set out in the Ofsted, Estyn, ISI and other evaluation schedules.

Schools working with the NACE Challenge Development Programme may choose to apply for formal accreditation through the NACE Challenge Award.

Find out more:

Introduction for schools
Overview of the ethos behind the programme, alignment with national contexts and education priorities, and impact for schools and learners.

NACE Challenge Framework
Introduction to the NACE Challenge Framework – the school self-evaluation and improvement tool on which the Challenge Development Programme is based. 

NACE Challenge Award
How to apply for the NACE Challenge Award, plus support for schools working towards accreditation or reaccreditation.

NACE Challenge consultancy and CPD
Additional support for schools at all stages of the NACE Challenge Development Programme.

Quick answers to your questions about the Challenge Development Programme.

Packages and costs
Current programme options and costs, including costs for Challenge Award assessment.

Place an order
Order the Challenge Framework, CPD/consultancy, or Challenge Award assessment/pre-assessment.

Map: Challenge Award schools
Locations of schools holding the NACE Challenge Award.

Login: NACE Challenge Hub
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