October, 2016

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NACE are delighted to launch the second NACE essentials guide, if you are a beginning teacher this is the guide for you

 

More able, gifted and talented Education guide 2 The essential guide for the informed beginning teacher, available exclusively to NACE members. Click here to view guide (you will need your NACE member login).
Want to see the document but are not a NACE member? click here to join NACE

 

September, 2016

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The national curriculum assessments at key stage 2 in England, 2016 (provisional) published September 2016 click here for NACE analysis of achievement at the Higher Standard
Click here for the full report or NACE members, please check the "latest news" page on the NACE members website to see the "summary" of the report prepared by NACE . Click here for NACE member summary
NACE’s response to Theresa May’s ‘Schools that work for everyone’ speech, 9 September 2016.

NACE is currently reviewing the government consultation on this matter, and will issue a response shortly click here for full NACE Statement
June, 2016

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In response to the BBC report today NACE is supporting teachers to provide excellent teaching and learning for more able, gifted and talented pupils

“In response to the BBC report today about “Thousands of bright pupils, especially those from poor backgrounds, are still being denied the chance to fulfil their potential” Sue Riley, CEO of NACE advises that as an independent UK education charity, NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education) focuses on supporting schools review the scope and quality of what they are doing for their most able pupils in a context of challenge and high standards for all. We welcome the Government’s recent White Paper proposals to investigate, fund and evaluate approaches to help the brightest students fulfil their potential”. For details of NACE membership and how it can support your school click here - full BBC link click here 

Sue Mordecai, NACE Trustee added that "the NACE Challenge Award recognises those schools which provide a good education for all pupils with a particular focus on the more able and we must do more to disseminate this effective practice in our schools"  

'Believing in Better' Sue Mordecai, NACE Trustee, highlights the importance of the recent research report
Sue Mordecai, NACE Trustee, highlights the importance of the recent research report 'Believing in Better'  which deals with students' attitudes to going to university and their belief in their own academic ability. Available to NACE members on the NACE website /published papers. http://www.nace.co.uk/members/resources/recently-published-papers

 

 

May, 2016

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NACE launches ebook of 2015 poetry winners and shortlisted entries in association with RM Education

You can read all the winning and highly commended entries from this year’s competition here in the specially produced ebook by RM Education. We hope you enjoy the poems as much as we did. Details of the 2016 competition will go live on the NACE website in the autumn. More information click here

April, 2016

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My first NACE Cymru conference & I will be back!
Excellent reviews for NACE Cymru Spring Conference - Sue Riley, chief executive of NACE and who was attending the conference for the first time, said she was delighted delegates had gained so much from the day, and noted that NACE Cyrmu would work to develop further networking opportunities for schools in the coming months. Click here for full press release
March, 2016

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NACE welcomes the 'Educational Excellence Everywhere' white paper's continued focus on more able pupils.

Sue Riley, NACE Chief Executive, commented that NACE will continue to support teachers to provide excellent teaching and learning for more able pupils and looks forward to seeing this important area of work develop further. Click here for full report

 

NACE Chairman Steve Clarke is delighted to announce that NACE have appointed a new Chief Executive Sue Riley

Commenting on Sue’s appointment Steve Clarke said “NACE has great opportunities to become even stronger and to have a bigger voice in the education agenda. I believe that Sue has the qualities to take that agenda forward for NACE and am delighted that she has joined us”. Click here for full article
 

February, 2016

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The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission (January 2016) published a major new piece of research examining social mobility and high ability in detail at individual local area level.
One of the key recommendations:
A new drive is needed to close the attainment gap which sees low-ability wealthy children overtake their high-ability poorer peers during school, and sees only 24% of poor white British boys gain 5 good GCSEs (against the national average of 57%). Learning from the successes in London, the government should look to raise the attainment of poor children across the country to the current rate of inner London schools by 2030, reducing the attainment gap by two thirds.

Click here for full report
January, 2016

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NACE very much welcomes the Welsh Government’s Review to identify more able and talented provision across Wales published this week

NACE very much welcomes the Welsh Government’s Review to identify more able and talented provision across Wales published this week.  The report, in a wide ranging review of a sample of schools in all phases of education, highlights the very beneficial work of NACE Cymru, both in the effective support, guidance and professional development it offers for schools and the valuable role the NACE Challenge Award plays in developing schools’ provision and practice.  NACE looks forward to having an opportunity to work with the Welsh Government to take forward the recommendations made by the report.   Click here for full report

November, 2015

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NACE is delighted to welcome Roger Black MBE as new NACE Patron
National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE) is delighted to announce that Roger Black MBE has accepted our invitation to become a patron of NACE. Rowena Gaston Chief Executive of NACE said “It was an honour and privilege to hear Roger speak at our NACE Challenge Award conference for teachers in London recently.  His passion and commitment was infectious and left us feeling inspired.” full article