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February, 2019

Communication and partnership

Alfreton Nursery School to lead new NACE R&D Hub
Derbyshire’s Alfreton Nursery School is to lead on a new NACE R&D Hub – bringing together NACE members from across the Midlands to share, research and develop effective provision for more able learners at all phases.
 
Rated consistently outstanding for the past 20 years, Alfreton Nursery School was accredited as a National Teaching School in 2015, and gained the NACE Challenge Award in 2017.
 
In the video below, teacher and SLE Amanda Hubball explains the aims behind the Hub launch – and why she believes educators working at all phases can benefit from collaboration in the more able field.
 
To find out more and/or join your nearest NACE R&D Hub, contact us.
 
December, 2018

Press releases

New trustees and NACE associate for Wales
NACE is pleased to announce two new appointments to the board of trustees, along with the creation of a new role, dedicated to supporting schools in Wales. 
 
The NACE board of trustees is comprised of a wide range of experienced professionals, united by a shared passion for improving provision for more able learners within a context of challenge for all. The board plays an essential role in steering our work as a charity, helping to ensure the support we provide for schools is effective, evidence-based, up-to-date, accountable and sustainable.
 
In addition, NACE has appointed a NACE Associate for Wales, to support the charity’s ongoing work with schools and partners across the country.

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November, 2018

Press releases

NACE Challenge updated to reflect reforms in Wales
The more able and talented (MAT) agenda continues to be a national priority for Wales – highlighted the national mission for education, Estyn’s inspections and recent review, and ongoing reforms. In light of these developments, NACE is launching the updated NACE Challenge Framework to support whole-school review and improvement in provision for MAT learners.

The updated framework reflects education priorities in Wales, embedding the key pedagogical principles and four curriculum purposes, alongside a focus on school self-evaluation.

Read more in English or Welsh.
June, 2018

Press releases

Malta's Chiswick House gains first international Challenge Award
NACE is delighted to announce that Malta’s Chiswick House School has become the first school outside of England and Wales to be accredited with the NACE Challenge Award.

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General

NACE Cymru Conference 2018: presenters and workshop details
The full details for this year's NACE Cymru Conference are now available. Opening with an inspiring keynote from acclaimed author and international expert on teenage brains Nicola Morgan, the conference offers a selection of workshops showcasing the latest policy, research and evidence-based good practice to improve provision for MAT learners.

Read about the presenters and view the session descriptions.

Professional development

Free Challenge clinics for NACE members
NACE is launching a new series of Challenge clinics for schools working with the NACE Challenge Development Programme to improve provision for more able learners.
 
These clinics allow schools to schedule a free one-to-one consultation with a NACE associate – offering advice on how to gain best results from the Challenge Framework, integrate it with school priorities and improvement planning, overcome any difficulties or challenges, and/or prepare for NACE Challenge Award accreditation.

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