NACE: Who we are

Founded in 1983, NACE is recognised both nationally and internationally as a leading charity in the field of education for able learners. We provide guidance, support and training, enabling teachers to attain the best from able learners in the everyday classroom, whilst enabling all learners to flourish and achieve. We run a dynamic regional and national events and conference programme. Alongside this we offer bespoke CPD, and develop resources specifically for members. The NACE Challenge Award is a recognised tool for more able school self-review and improvement for all. NACE members benefit from access to resources, updates on latest developments, discounts on events and much more.

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Conferences and Seminars

Leading for more able learners: policy and practice (3-day course)
8th November 2018 to 28th March 2019

Exclusively available to NACE members.
This course can also be delivered for your TSA, cluster, trust or school.

This three-day course is designed to guide and support senior and middle leaders, SLEs and more able coordinators in their role, leading on provision for high achievement in a school, trust or teaching school alliance. Linked to the NACE Challenge Framework and drawing on best practice in NACE Challenge Award-accredited schools, course content will include school and curriculum review; leading and managing change; enrichment and aspiration-raising; effective use of data; and support at key transition points.

Who should attend? Senior and middle leaders, SLEs, more able coordinators

8 November 2018 (day 1)
7 February 2019 (day 2)
28 March 2019 (day 3)

Copthorne Primary School, All Saints Rd, Bradford BD7 3AY (primary)
Novotel London West, London W6 8DR (secondary)
Holme Grange School, Heathlands Rd, Wokingham RG40 3AL (independent)

*Please note: The primary strand of this course will run on the following dates: 7 February 2019, 28 March 2019, 6 June 2019.

NACE members: £1,350 +VAT

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Free member meetup: "Effective questioning in science"
13th November 2018

This free event for NACE members will explore effective uses of questioning to support more able learners in science at all phases.

Hosted by the Science Museum, the session will include:
  • Opening presentation and discussion led by NACE associate Ed Walsh
  • Speed-sharing – exchange of ideas, resources and experiences with fellow practitioners
  • Introduction to the Science Museum's work in the field of science capital
  • Networking lunch and informal discussion
Who should attend? Primary and secondary staff members specialising in science and/or provision for more able learners

Venue: Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD

Costs: Free for all staff at NACE member schools*

Please note: Due to high demand, places are limited to one representative per school. Contact us to add additional staff members to the meetup waiting list.

* If unable to attend, please contact us to transfer your place to a colleague. A fee of £50 will be charged for non-attendance. 

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Challenge in the everyday classroom (primary) - Cardiff
22nd November 2018

Suitable for primary teachers, coordinators and all those with responsibility for more able provision and policy, this one-day workshop covers a range of strategies to identify, engage, support and challenge more able learners. Taking account of the national context and inspection requirements, the course offers practical examples, ideas and resources to challenge the more able and to develop a school-wide ethos of challenge and high expectations.

Who should attend? Primary teachers, more able leads/coordinators, headteachers, SLT

Location: Novotel Cardiff Centre, Schooner Way, Cardiff CF10 4RT

NACE members: £230 +VAT
Non-members: £325 +VAT

View the programme.