As part of NACE’s focus on “excellence to evidence” this year, we are pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy at Cardiff Metropolitan University, exploring the potential for a school-led project investigating effective approaches to provision for more able learners.

This project has the potential to contribute to the national evidence base for more able provision, and will support schools as they work to develop evidence-informed approaches in this important field.

This new collaboration comes alongside the recent Welsh Government announcement of additional funding and support for more able learners – you can read NACE’s response here.

Find out more…

A meeting of interested schools will be hosted by Cardiff Metropolitan University on 25 April from 10am to 12 noon, providing an opportunity for schools to join representatives of NACE and the university to discuss key areas for investigation and find out more about how they can engage. Alongside this NACE will share detail of our latest work in Wales and the university will explain its current research activity in the more able field and invite schools to become involved in this work.

To register your interest in attending this meeting, and being part of the project, email with the subject line “Cardiff Metropolitan research project”. Interest should be registered by 18 April 2018.

Join us at the NACE Cymru Conference

The NACE Cymru Conference returns to Cardiff on 28 June – bringing together school leaders, coordinators, policy makers and advisers to discuss the latest reforms, research and evidence-based approaches to provision for more able learners. This year’s programme features contributions from Estyn, regional consortia, Challenge Award schools and industry experts – plus an inspiring opening keynote from acclaimed author and expert on teenage brains Nicola Morgan.

View the full conference programme and book your place online by 23 March to benefit from the NACE members’ early-bird discount.