Welcome to NACE

NACE, National Association for Able Children in Education, the only dedicated, not for profit organisation, specialising in supporting teachers to provide excellent teaching and learning for able, gifted and talented pupils.

Mission statement

NACE exists solely to support the daily work of teachers providing for pupils with high abilities whilst enabling all pupils to flourish.



NACE set to work with Matthew Bourne’s Re:Bourne – Nace member school and 6th form college students get an opportunity of a lifetime!

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NACE awards the 300th NACE Challenge Award to Waycroft Academy in Bristol.

Michael Eavis presents the award with pupils Dakota, Isobel, Sophia, Chase and William from Waycroft Academy

‘Succeeding Against the Odds’

A cross-phase conference focusing on how schools can support and motivate vulnerable and disadvantaged able learners

Keynote:  Dr Kevan Collins, Chief Executive, Education Endowment Foundation

Tuesday 17th June, London

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‘Latest Ofsted and the Most Able Learner’ NACE members click here to read in full

Ofsted continues to place an emphasis on provision and outcomes for the ‘most able pupils’. References are now threaded throughout the framework and there is an expectation that inspectors will ask leaders and mangers about how they are meeting the needs of this important ‘group’ of pupils.

'...From September 2013 inspectors will look more closely at the progress of the most able and of disadvantaged pupils before judging achievement to be good ...'
Sir Michael Wilshaw, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, July 2013


The Ofsted Landmark Survey 'The most able students: are they doing as well as they should in our non-selective secondary schools?' published 13/6/13  click here

Click here for reference to 'More Able' in the Ofsted School inspection handbook - Handbook for inspecting schools in England under section 5 of the Education Act 2005 


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 for reference to 'More Able' in the Ofsted Subsidiary guidance


NACE Cymru Conferences – 2nd and 3rd April 2014 for more details click here

New to A,G&T for Secondary Schools Tuesday 1st July 2014
Are you a new secondary school A,G&T Coordinator?  Have you just been given the role and don’t know where to start?  If so, this is the course for you.
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for reference to 'More Able' in the Ofsted School inspection handbook - Handbook for inspecting schools in England under section 5 of the Education Act 2005





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