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February, 2018

Communication and partnership

NACE Research and Development Hubs launched
As part of its focus on research and commitment to supporting school-to-school working, NACE is launching a network of regional hubs to promote the identification and dissemination of evidence-based good practice in provision for more able learners.

The new NACE Research and Development (R&D) Hubs will bring NACE member schools together to share existing good practice and expertise, and to contribute to new research in the field.

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December, 2017

Professional development

Programme announced for NACE Cymru Conference 2018
Against the current backdrop of policy, curriculum and assessment reform, NACE is pleased to announce the preliminary programme for 2018’s NACE Cymru Conference. 

A well-established fixture in schools’ calendars, the conference brings together school leaders, MAT coordinators, policy makers and advisers to discuss the latest reforms, research and evidence-based approaches to provision for more able and talented (MAT) learners.

The conference will be held on 28 June 2018 at The St David’s Hotel, Cardiff. It is now open for online bookings, with an early-bird discount available for NACE member schools until 28 February 2018.

October, 2017


Kirsty Williams joins NACE Challenge Award celebrations
Yesterday Wales’ Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams visited two schools in Merthyr Tydfil to officially present them with the NACE Challenge Award.

Having first attained the Challenge Award in 2013, Ynysowen Community Primary School successfully undertook reaccreditation earlier this year – becoming the eighth school in Wales to do so. Nearby Troedyrhiw Community Primary School completed the accreditation process for the first time this year.


Press releases

NACE Challenge Development Programme launched
NACE is pleased to announce the launch of the NACE Challenge Development Programme – a suite of resources and support for schools focusing on improving provision for more able learners. The programme builds on the strong foundations of the NACE Challenge Framework, a well-established tool for whole-school self-evaluation and improvement in provision for the more able, within the context of challenge for all.

Having been streamlined and updated to align with the current national education context and priorities, the revised NACE Challenge Framework is now offered as part of a wider programme of support – including online resources, consultancy and bespoke CPD. It also offers the opportunity to apply for formal accreditation through the NACE Challenge Award.

April, 2017

Curriculum, teaching and support

NACE Poetry Competition 2016/17 results announced
The NACE Poetry Competition 2016/17 winners and shortlist, announced today (26 April 2017), reflect the impressive diversity of talent, style and vision among the UK’s young poets. Run annually by the National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE), this year’s contest received more than 1,300 entries on the theme “new beginnings”, with the final selections made by children’s author Liz Kessler.