At NACE, we believe teachers’ professional development is critical to meeting the needs of the more able learner, and providing a challenging and enriching education for all learners.

Our training programmes and conferences are focused on improving and evaluating learner outcomes. Grounded in research and best practice examples, our events provide opportunities for school leaders, teachers and coordinators to work collaboratively with fellow educators and experts from across the UK.

All staff at NACE member schools can benefit from discounted rates on our events. To find out more about NACE membership benefits and annual fees, click here.

For the full 2017-18 events programme click here.
8th June 2018
Free member meetup: “Managing successful transition for the more able”

This free event for NACE members will bring together primary and secondary practitioners to exchange good practice in supporting more able learners during the crucial period of transition into KS3.

Hosted by Shakespeare's Globe, the session will include:
  • Managing successful transition: experience shared by Canons High School
  • Speed-sharing: “one that worked” – peer-to-peer resource exchange
  • Introduction to Globe Education's transition projects and school resources
  • Networking lunch and informal discussion
  • Matinee performance: As You Like It (fee applies; purchase tickets via Globe website)
Who should attend? Primary and secondary staff involved in supporting more able learners during transition

Venue: Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT 

Costs: Free for all staff at NACE member schools*

* If unable to attend, please contact us to transfer your place to a colleague. A non-attendance fee of £50 will be charged for any booked places not taken up on the day. 

View the full programme.
12th June 2018
New to leading on more able (primary) - London
New to leading on provision for more able learners? This event is for you. 
A one-day comprehensive introduction for those new to a lead/coordinator role, covering policy, school-wide coordination, and practical ideas for teaching and learning.

Who should attend? Primary school more able/MAT leads and coordinators

Venue: Snowsfields Primary School, London, SE1 3TD 

NACE members £185 +VAT 
Non-members £285 +VAT

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14th June 2018
Strengthening talk in primary maths
A one-day workshop exploring strategies to strengthen mathematical talk in the classroom. 

New for 2017-18, this workshop will explore strategies to strengthen mathematical talk and thinking. The course will cover approaches to develop learners’ mathematical vocabulary and discussion skills, effective questioning, collaboration and self-reflection, and reasoning and problem-solving skills – giving attendees a range of practical ideas to test out and take back to their classrooms.

Who should attend? Primary school teachers, more able coordinators/leads, maths subject leaders

Location: Horticulture House, Didcot, OX11 0RN

NACE members £185 +VAT 
Non-members £285 +VAT

View the programme.
28th June 2018
NACE Cymru Conference - Cardiff
Leading on developments in provision for more able and talented (MAT) learners.
The NACE Cymru Conference brings together NACE Challenge Award schools and members from across Wales to discuss developments in provision for more able and talented (MAT) learners. Get up to speed on the latest research and policy, exchange ideas with fellow MAT leaders, and take away practical action points to improve your school-wide MAT provision.

Who should attend? MAT leads/coordinators, headteachers, SLT

Venue: The St David's Hotel, Cardiff, CF10 5SD 

NACE members £299 +VAT or book by 23 March 2018 for early-bird rate of £255 +VAT
Non-members £399 +VAT

View the conference programme.

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 working hard in keynote session in Cardiff