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April, 2019

Professional development

Update: NACE R&D Hubs
Launched in February 2018, NACE’s Research and Development (R&D) Hubs offer regional opportunities for NACE members to exchange effective practice, develop in-school research skills and collaborate on enquiry-based projects. Each Hub is led by a Challenge Award-accredited school, with five Hubs established so far.
Read on for an update on Hub meetings and initiatives…

Press releases

NACE Challenge Framework now available in Welsh
Following a recent update to reflect current education priorities and reforms in Wales, the NACE Challenge Framework is now available in Welsh. Schools already working with the Framework can access the Welsh version by logging in to the NACE Challenge Hub.

Read more in English or Welsh.
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.

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.