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

Challenging able learners and raising achievement in KS3 and 4 - Cardiff
24th January 2019

Taking examples from a range of curriculum areas, this one-day course covers key aspects of provision to support high attainment at GCSE and beyond; planning and teaching for challenge and depth; the role and needs of learners in realising potential; overcoming barriers and planning next steps. 

Who should attend? Secondary teachers, more able leads/coordinators, subject leaders, SLEs, senior leaders with responsibility for teaching and learning

Location: Novotel Cardiff Centre, Schooner Way, Cardiff CF10 4RT

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

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Using data to inform learning and secure high achievement
31st January 2019

This one-day workshop looks at effective approaches to the use of data to analyse school performance for high attainers, to inform and improve whole-school and classroom planning, and to support target-setting and monitoring. 

Who should attend? Senior and middle leaders, staff with senior responsibility for high achievement and more able learners

Location: Novotel London West, London W6 8DR

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

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Leading for more able learners: policy and practice (3-day course)
7th February 2019 to 6th June 2019

Exclusively available to NACE members. 
This course can also be delivered for your TSA, cluster, trust or school.

This three-day course is designed to guide and support senior and middle leaders, SLEs and more able coordinators in their role, leading on provision for high achievement in a primary school, trust or teaching school alliance. Linked to the NACE Challenge Framework and drawing on best practice in NACE Challenge Award-accredited schools, course content will include school and curriculum review; leading and managing change; enrichment and aspiration-raising; effective use of data; and support at key transition points.

Who should attend? Primary senior and middle leaders, SLEs, more able coordinators

7 February 2019 (day 1)
28 March 2019 (day 2)
6 June 2019 (day 3)

Venue: Copthorne Primary School, All Saints Rd, Bradford BD7 3AY 

NACE members: £1,350 +VAT

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