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.
 

3rd October 2018
Challenge in the everyday classroom (primary) - London

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: London (venue TBC)

Costs:
NACE members: £230 +VAT or book by 31 August for members' early-bird rate of £185 +VAT
Non-members: £325 +VAT

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

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

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

Venues: 
Bradford (primary)
London (secondary)
Wokingham (independent)

Costs:
NACE members: £1,350 +VAT
Book by 31 August 2018 for early-bird rate: £1,150 +VAT

View the full programme.
 
13th November 2018
Free member meetup: "Effective questioning in science"

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 with schools
  • 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. 

View the meetup programme.
 
22nd November 2018
Challenge in the everyday classroom (primary) - Cardiff

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: Cardiff (venue TBC)

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

View the programme.
 
27th November 2018
Challenging more able learners in English (KS2)

This one-day course addresses key areas of provision for more able learners in English, including approaches to identification, planning, teaching for depth and challenge, language development and oracy, assessment and feedback, useful resources, enrichment activities and additional support.

Who should attend? Primary teachers, English subject leads, more able leads/coordinators

Location: London (venue TBC)

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

Full programme coming soon.
 
6th December 2018
Challenging more able learners in English (KS3 and 4)

This one-day course addresses key areas of provision for more able learners in English, including approaches to identification, planning, teaching for depth and challenge, language development and oracy, assessment and feedback, useful resources, enrichment activities and additional support.

Who should attend? Secondary English teachers, heads of department, more able leads/coordinators

Location: London (venue TBC)

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

Full programme coming soon.
 
12th December 2018
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. 
 
16th January 2019
Challenging able learners and raising achievement in KS3 and 4 - London

Taking examples from a range of curriculum areas, this one-day course covers key aspects of provision to support high attainment at GCSE and beyond; planning and teaching for challenge and depth; the role and needs of learners in realising potential; overcoming barriers and planning next steps. 

Who should attend? Secondary teachers, more able leads/coordinators, subject leaders, SLEs, senior leaders with responsibility for teaching and learning

Location: London (venue TBC)

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

Full programme coming soon.
 
24th January 2019
Challenging able learners and raising achievement in KS3 and 4 - Cardiff

Taking examples from a range of curriculum areas, this one-day course covers key aspects of provision to support high attainment at GCSE and beyond; planning and teaching for challenge and depth; the role and needs of learners in realising potential; overcoming barriers and planning next steps. 

Who should attend? Secondary teachers, more able leads/coordinators, subject leaders, SLEs, senior leaders with responsibility for teaching and learning

Location: Cardiff (venue TBC)

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

Full programme coming soon.
 
31st January 2019
Using data to inform learning and secure high achievement

This one-day workshop looks at effective approaches to the use of data to analyse school performance for high attainers, to inform and improve whole-school and classroom planning, and to support target-setting and monitoring. 

Who should attend? Senior and middle leaders, staff with senior responsibility for high achievement and more able learners

Location: London (venue TBC)

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

Full programme coming soon.
 
6th March 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. 
 
7th March 2019
Challenging more able learners in science - Cardiff

For secondary science teachers and subject leaders, this one-day course explores teaching and learning strategies to support learners in attaining the highest grades at GCSE. The day will cover key characteristics of effective provision, challenges and potential solutions, and action-planning to improve science provision for high-attaining learners.

Who should attend? Secondary science teachers, heads of science

Location: Cardiff (venue TBC)

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

Full programme coming soon.
 
14th March 2019
Achieving greater depth in primary maths through talk for learning

This one-day course explores strategies to strengthen talk in primary maths, to deepen, extend and refocus learning. Suitable for primary teachers, coordinators and maths subject leaders, the course will explore strategies to develop mathematical discussion, promote learner collaboration and problem-solving skills, and model effective questioning techniques.

Who should attend? Primary teachers, more able leads/coordinators, maths subject leaders

Location: London (venue TBC)

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

Full programme coming soon.
 
19th March 2019
Free member meetup: "Developing independent able learners"

This free event for NACE members will explore approaches to developing more able learners' independent learning skills.

Hosted by Jesus College, Oxford, the session will include:
  • Opening presentation and discussion led by NACE member schools
  • Speed-sharing – exchange of ideas, resources and experiences with fellow practitioners
  • Introduction to Oxford University's access and outreach programmes
  • Networking lunch and informal discussion
Who should attend? Senior and middle leaders, more able coordinators, teachers

Venue: Jesus College, Turl St, Oxford OX1 3DW

Costs: Free for all staff at NACE member schools*

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

Full programme coming soon.
 
21st March 2019
Challenging more able learners in science - London

For secondary science teachers and subject leaders, this one-day course explores teaching and learning strategies to support learners in attaining the highest grades at GCSE. The day will cover key characteristics of effective provision, challenges and potential solutions, and action-planning to improve science provision for high-attaining learners.

Who should attend? Secondary science teachers, heads of science

Location: London (venue TBC)

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

Full programme coming soon.
 
23rd May 2019
Challenge in the everyday classroom (primary) - Manchester

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: Manchester (venue TBC)

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

View the programme.
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:
  • Opening presentation and discussion 
  • Speed-sharing – exchange of ideas, resources and experiences with fellow practitioners
  • Introduction to Wales Millennium Centre's work with schools
  • Networking lunch and informal discussion
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 Bat CF10 5AL

Costs: Free for all staff at NACE member schools*

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

Full programme coming soon.
 
20th June 2019
NACE National Conference 2019

Our national conference brings together school leaders, teachers, coordinators, advisers, researchers and expert practitioners to discuss the latest developments in more able policy and evidence-based good practice. In addition to inspiring keynotes and national updates, the day offers a selection of practical workshops exploring key aspects of provision, plus opportunities to network, exchange ideas and explore the latest resources to support more able learners.

Who should attend? Teachers, more able leads/coordinators, senior and middle leaders, governors

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

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

Full programme coming soon.
 

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
Delegates working hard in keynote session in Cardiff