January 2016 - Welsh MAT REVIEW Published - Review to identify the current provision offered to more able and talented (MAT) pupils in Wales. Click here for English version  and here for Welsh version

Important MAT Resources for Welsh Schools

More able and talented training pack 
The More Able and Talented Training Pack was sent to all state schools in Wales in October 2012. 
The pack is now available for Welsh schools to download.  Please log in to the NACE Cymru Challenge Award area.  If you require your password for this please click here 

Meeting the Challenge Quality Standards for More Able and Talented Pupils 

ESTYN Reports - Primary  Secondary

Curriculum of Opportunity

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NACE Cymru Challenge Award

The NACE Cymru Challenge Award is a national quality mark for schools successfully using the 'Meeting the Challenge Quality Standards for More Able and Talented Pupils'.  Schools in Wales should NOT purchase the NACE Challenge Award Framework as 'Meeting the Challenge Quality Standards for More Able and Talented Pupils is the Welsh Government's version provided for schools in Wales to use.

Schools in Wales wishing to apply for NACE Cymru Challenge Award Assessment should be using the 'Quality Standards for More Able and Talented Pupils' and collecting and recording evidence against the NACE Cymru Challenge Award Self Evaluation Matrix
.  Further documents to support you in your Assessment are available on the NACE Cymru Challenge Award area.  You will require a password to access this area so please click here to request this.

Gaining the NACE Cymru Challenge Award Flow Chart