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, facilitating a school-led project investigating effective approaches to provision for more able and talented (MAT) 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 follows the recent Welsh Government announcement of additional funding and support for MAT learners – you can read NACE’s response here.

A meeting of interested schools was hosted by Cardiff Metropolitan University on 25 April 2018. Schools which expressed an interest in being part of a new Wales MAT Research Group based at the university will be invited to join the project when it launches in the new academic year, with an initial meeting to be held on 3 October.

Note: this announcement was originally published in March 2018. It was updated in July 2018.