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

Challenge in the everyday classroom (primary) - Manchester
23rd May 2019

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)

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

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Challenge clinic
5th June 2019

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. 
Free member meetup: "Enriching the curriculum, improving learning"
13th June 2019

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 Bat 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.