Supported by tailored resources, our courses and conferences provide specialised training focused on enabling individuals and schools to raise standards in learners’ achievements, progress and aspirations.

Our courses are grounded in research and evidence-based approaches to provision for more able learners, linked to relevant curriculum and policy developments, and aligned with the DfE Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development. View our full code of conduct here.

Members’ discount: all staff at NACE member schools can benefit from discounted rates on our courses, conferences and in-school CPD. Find out more.

For an overview of our autumn 2019 programme click here – or scroll down to book your place.
 

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

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.
 
14th November 2019
Planning for action and impact (all phases)

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

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.
 
21st November 2019
Leading and managing policy for more able learners (secondary)

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.
 
21st November 2019
Finding and challenging more able learners in the early years

A one-day workshop offering strategies to improve early years provision for more able learners, in the context of challenge for all. 

Who should attend? Early years teachers, educators and support staff, more able coordinators, early years leads and SLT

This workshop will help you:
  • Define and identify exceeding learners in the early years
  • Consider the needs of exceeding learners
  • Review methods of planning for provision across your early years setting
  • Develop strategies for creating learning environments that promote challenge
  • Understand how to capture quality evidence for the exceeding child’s profile
  • Learn from models of best practice
  • Take away practical ideas and materials to use in your provision
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.
 
26th November 2019
Leading curriculum change – mathematics (KS3)

This course is designed to guide and support current or aspiring heads of department to design and implement a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum in KS3 maths. Throughout the day, delegates will explore the foundations of an effective mathematics curriculum that successfully builds an refines skills, knowledge and understanding. Delegates will be supported in critically reviewing their school's current provision, and in developing practical ideas for future implementation. 

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.

 
28th November 2019
Leading curriculum change – English (KS3)

Full day course, plus webinar.

This course is designed to guide and support current or aspiring heads of department to design and implement a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum in KS3 English. Throughout the day, delegates will explore the foundations of an effective English curriculum that successfully builds an refines skills, knowledge and understanding. Delegates will be supported in critically reviewing their school's current provision, and in developing practical ideas for future implementation. Following the course, delegates will have the opportunity to discuss, share and seek further support via an online webinar.

Full programme coming soon.

Venue: London

Costs:
NACE members: £300 +VAT or book by 30 September for members' early-bird rate of £275 +VAT
Non-members: £435 +VAT
 
28th November 2019
Leading curriculum change – science (KS3)


Full day course, plus webinar.

This course is designed to guide and support current or aspiring heads of science to design and implement a broad, balanced and challenging science curriculum at KS3. It will use the principles being utilised by Ofsted of intent, implementation and impact, considering questions such as:
•     What should an effective curriculum do?
•     How do we go about constructing and implementing such a curriculum?
•     How will we be able to judge if it is successful?

Throughout the day, delegates will explore the foundations of an effective curriculum that successfully builds and refines skills, processes, knowledge and understanding and also aims to inspire and engage students. Participants will be supported in critically reviewing their current provision and will be given practical ideas for future implementation. Following the course, delegates will have the opportunity to discuss, share and seek further support via an online webinar.

Full programme coming soon.

Venue: London

Costs:
NACE members: £300 +VAT or book by 30 September for members' early-bird rate of £275 +VAT
Non-members: £435 +VAT
 

5th December 2019
Designing and developing your curriculum to challenge and enrich more able learners (secondary)

This one-day course will consider curriculum components and designs in the context of knowledge-rich curriculum models which enable able learners to thrive and achieve. Delegates will be supported in reviewing their current curriculum and will be provided with a framework to plan new approaches with a focus on meeting the needs of more able learners in wider curriculum developments. Case studies of effective practice in schools will be used to inform the course and 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.
 
30th April 2020
Leading and managing practice for more able learners (primary)

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 classroom and curriculum for high achievement in a school, trust or alliance. It draws on the latest evidence and school case studies. The course will enable delegates to:
  • Understand and apply the principles and practice of designing and managing challenge in the classroom
  • Understand and apply the principles of curriculum enrichment and independent learning for more able learners
  • Lead staff development for more able provision
  • Plan and monitor improvements in more able provision (delegates will be provided with materials for planning and classroom monitoring)
Delegates will also want to consider the "Leading and managing policy 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 policy for more able learners" (21 November 2019).

Full programme coming soon.
 
30th April 2020
Leading and managing practice for more able learners (secondary)

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 classroom and curriculum for high achievement in a school, trust or alliance. It draws on the latest evidence and school case studies. The course will enable delegates to:
  • Understand and apply the principles and practice of designing and managing challenge in the classroom
  • Understand and apply the principles of curriculum enrichment and independent learning for more able learners
  • Lead staff development for more able provision
  • Plan and monitor improvements in more able provision (delegates will be provided with materials for planning and classroom monitoring)
Delegates will also want to consider the "Leading and managing policy 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 policy for more able learners" (21 November 2019).

Full programme coming soon.
 

Quotes from delegates

"My my what an inspirational day. I found that what my school and students were doing is all right.
This gave me confidence and the workshops were inspiring me to take the next steps which is what
I needed from the conference. Thank you."

"The workshops were full of good practical ideas and resources for use with learners."

"Listening to an inspirational headteacher reminded me of why I am a teacher."

"Newly inspired to drive achievement and challenge for all pupils."

"An excellent day, very stimulating and brilliantly organised." read more here


Cardiff 2014 conference at St David's NACE staff and trustees with Anne Fine

Anne Fine book signing

delegates
Delegates working hard in keynote session in Cardiff