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.

For the full 2017-18 events programme click here.
26th September 2017
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 

Costs:
NACE members £185 +VAT or book before 31 August for early-bird rate of £160 +VAT
Non-members £285 +VAT

**Please note: this event will take place on 26 September 2017 – not 29 September, as previously advertised.**

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17th October 2017
Challenge in the everyday classroom (secondary) - Newcastle
Ready to develop your school-wide provision for more able learners?
This workshop is for secondary teachers, leaders and coordinators, packed with practical ideas and strategies for embedding challenge across the curriculum. 

Who should attend? Secondary school more able/MAT leads and coordinators, headteachers and SLT

Venue: Copthorne Hotel Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3RT

Costs:
NACE members £195 +VAT or book before 31 August for early-bird rate of £165 +VAT
Non-members £315 +VAT

**Please note: this event will take place on 17 October 2017 – not 16 October, as previously advertised.**

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9th November 2017
New to leading on more able (primary) - Manchester
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

Location: Manchester (venue TBC)

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

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16th November 2017
New to leading on more able (secondary) - Wellingborough
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? Secondary school more able/MAT leads and coordinators

Location: Sir Christopher Hatton Academy, Wellingborough, NN8 4RP

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

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21st November 2017
New to leading on more able (primary) - Bristol
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

Location: Bristol

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

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7th February 2018
Challenge in the everyday classroom (primary) - London
Ready to develop your school-wide provision for more able learners?
This workshop is for primary teachers, leaders and coordinators, packed with practical ideas and strategies for embedding challenge across the curriculum. 

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

Location: London

Costs:
NACE members £195 +VAT 
Non-members £315 +VAT

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8th February 2018
Challenge in the everyday classroom (secondary) - London
Ready to develop your school-wide provision for more able learners?
This workshop is for secondary teachers, leaders and coordinators, packed with practical ideas and strategies for embedding challenge across the curriculum. 

Who should attend? Secondary school more able/MAT leads and coordinators, headteachers and SLT

Location: London

Costs:
NACE members £195 +VAT 
Non-members £315 +VAT

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15th March 2018
English for the more able learner (primary) - York
Strategies to challenge more able learners through the primary English curriculum.
Award-winning author Anne Fine will open this national conference, focusing on English provision for more able learners at primary level. Bringing together leading thinkers and practitioners in the field, this promises to be an unmissable day of ideas to ensure more able learners are fully engaged, inspired and challenged.

Who should attend? Primary school more able/MAT leads and coordinators; English specialists; class teachers; headteachers and SLT

Location: York (venue TBC)

Costs:
NACE members £275 +VAT
Non-members £399 +VAT
 
27th March 2018
Challenge in the everyday classroom (primary) - Chester
Ready to develop your school-wide provision for more able learners?
This workshop is for primary teachers, leaders and coordinators, packed with practical ideas and strategies for embedding challenge across the curriculum. 

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

Location: Chester

Costs:
NACE members £195 +VAT 
Non-members £315 +VAT

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25th April 2018
Challenge in the everyday classroom (primary) - Bristol
Ready to develop your school-wide provision for more able learners?
This workshop is for primary teachers, leaders and coordinators, packed with practical ideas and strategies for embedding challenge across the curriculum. 

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

Location: Bristol

Costs:
NACE members £195 +VAT 
Non-members £315 +VAT

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26th April 2018
Challenge in the everyday classroom (secondary) - Bristol
Ready to develop your school-wide provision for more able learners?
This workshop is for secondary teachers, leaders and coordinators, packed with practical ideas and strategies for embedding challenge across the curriculum. 

Who should attend? Secondary school more able/MAT leads and coordinators, headteachers and SLT

Location: Bristol

Costs:
NACE members £195 +VAT 
Non-members £315 +VAT

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 

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

View the full 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 

Costs:
NACE members £299 +VAT
Non-members £399 +VAT
 

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