Supported by tailored resources, our courses and conferences provide specialised training focused on enabling individuals and schools to raise standards in learners’ achievements, progress and aspirations.

Our courses are grounded in research and evidence-based approaches to provision for more able learners, linked to relevant curriculum and policy developments, and aligned with the DfE Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development. View our full code of conduct here.

Members’ discount: all staff at NACE member schools can benefit from discounted rates on our courses, conferences and in-school CPD. Find out more.

To view our full 2018-19 CPD programme click here – or scroll down to book your place.

5th June 2019
Challenge clinic

Free one-to-one support for NACE members working with the NACE Challenge Framework.
Whether you’re just getting started with the Challenge Framework, or preparing for Challenge Award accreditation, our free Challenge clinics offer bespoke guidance to help you identify and implement next steps.
Each one-to-one support session lasts 45 minutes. Please specify your preferred medium (in person/phone/Skype) and time of day (am/pm) in the “additional information” box when booking.
Who should attend? NACE members who are leading/coordinating their school’s use of the NACE Challenge Framework

Venue: NACE, Horticulture House, Chilton, Didcot OX11 0RN (OR via phone/Skype)

Costs: Free for NACE members working with the NACE Challenge Framework*

* If you are unable to attend, please contact us to cancel at least a week ahead of the clinic date. After this point, a fee of £50 will be charged for non-attendance. 
13th June 2019
Free member meetup: "Enriching the curriculum, improving learning"

This free event for NACE members will explore approaches to curriculum enrichment to improve provision for more able learners.

Hosted by Wales Millennium Centre, the session will include:
  • Presentation and discussion, with case study from a Challenge Award-accredited school
  • Speed-sharing – exchange ideas, resources and experiences with peers
  • Introduction to Wales Millennium Centre's education offer and opportunities for your school
  • Networking lunch and informal discussion
  • Opportunity to find out more about the NACE Challenge Development Programme
Who should attend? School leaders, more able coordinators, teachers and staff with responsibility for curriculum, teaching and learning

Venue: Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Pl, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AL

Costs: Free for all staff at NACE member schools*

* If unable to attend, please contact NACE to transfer your place to a colleague. An admin fee of £50 will be charged if the event is not attended by your school after booking. 

View the programme.
20th June 2019
NACE National Conference 2019

How to lead a curriculum of opportunity and challenge: provision for more able learners that supports high achievement for all

Join school leaders and expert practitioners at this thought-leading event exploring effective strategies for more able learners within the context of a whole-school approach to challenge, high achievement and sustainable school improvement.

Learn from high-performing schools, leaders and experts:
  • What does a whole-school approach to more able look like?
  • How can you ensure your curriculum meet the needs of more able learners, and supports excellence for all?
  • Are your staff equipped to deliver high-quality, differentiated teaching?
  • How can schools help learners develop resilience and self-esteem?
  • Can we move beyond labels to focus instead on strengths and challenges?
Conference attendees will also benefit from a set of free practical resources exploring the conference themes.
Who should attend? Headteachers, teachers, more able leads/coordinators, senior and middle leaders, governors

Venue: etc.venues: Liverpool Street, Norton Folgate, London E1 6DQ

NACE members: £325 +VAT or book by 29 March for members early-bird rate of £275 +VAT
Non-members: £425 +VAT

View the programme.

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 working hard in keynote session in Cardiff