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June, 2017

Professional development

NACE National Conference 2017: in pictures
This year’s NACE National Conference brought together education professionals from across England, Wales and beyond, for a day of interactive sessions exploring the challenges and opportunities schools face in providing for more able learners.

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April, 2017

Curriculum, teaching and support

NACE Poetry Competition 2016/17 results announced
The NACE Poetry Competition 2016/17 winners and shortlist, announced today (26 April 2017), reflect the impressive diversity of talent, style and vision among the UK’s young poets. Run annually by the National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE), this year’s contest received more than 1,300 entries on the theme “new beginnings”, with the final selections made by children’s author Liz Kessler.

October, 2016


NACE are delighted to launch the second NACE essentials guide, if you are a beginning teacher this is the guide for you


More able, gifted and talented Education guide 2 The essential guide for the informed beginning teacher, available exclusively to NACE members. Click here to view guide (you will need your NACE member login).
Want to see the document but are not a NACE member? click here to join NACE


September, 2016


The national curriculum assessments at key stage 2 in England, 2016 (provisional) published September 2016 click here for NACE analysis of achievement at the Higher Standard
Click here for the full report or NACE members, please check the "latest news" page on the NACE members website to see the "summary" of the report prepared by NACE . Click here for NACE member summary
NACE’s response to Theresa May’s ‘Schools that work for everyone’ speech, 9 September 2016.

NACE is currently reviewing the government consultation on this matter, and will issue a response shortly click here for full NACE Statement
June, 2016


In response to the BBC report today NACE is supporting teachers to provide excellent teaching and learning for more able, gifted and talented pupils

“In response to the BBC report today about “Thousands of bright pupils, especially those from poor backgrounds, are still being denied the chance to fulfil their potential” Sue Riley, CEO of NACE advises that as an independent UK education charity, NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education) focuses on supporting schools review the scope and quality of what they are doing for their most able pupils in a context of challenge and high standards for all. We welcome the Government’s recent White Paper proposals to investigate, fund and evaluate approaches to help the brightest students fulfil their potential”. For details of NACE membership and how it can support your school click here - full BBC link click here 

Sue Mordecai, NACE Trustee added that "the NACE Challenge Award recognises those schools which provide a good education for all pupils with a particular focus on the more able and we must do more to disseminate this effective practice in our schools"  

'Believing in Better' Sue Mordecai, NACE Trustee, highlights the importance of the recent research report
Sue Mordecai, NACE Trustee, highlights the importance of the recent research report 'Believing in Better'  which deals with students' attitudes to going to university and their belief in their own academic ability. Available to NACE members on the NACE website /published papers.