Member opportunity: Cardiff Metropolitan University collaboration

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.

NACE Cymru Conference 2018: keynotes and workshops

This year’s NACE Cymru Conference will open with an inspiring keynote from acclaimed author and expert on teenage brains Nicola Morgan, followed by updates from Estyn and EAS, and a selection of workshops showcasing the latest research and evidence-based good practice in MAT provision.

Scroll down for an overview of each session, and click here to read more about the presenters.

English for the More Able 2018: speakers and workshops

NACE’s English for the More Able conference, in partnership with Rising Stars, is dedicated to sharing evidence-based strategies to challenge and support more able learners in primary English.

Coming to York on 15 March, the event will bring together educators, researchers and advisers from across the country, with keynotes from acclaimed children’s author Anne Fine, Cambridge University’s Dr Neil Mercer, and headteacher Christabel Shepherd.

NACE Research and Development Hubs launched

As part of its focus on research and commitment to supporting school-to-school working, NACE is launching a network of regional hubs to promote the identification and dissemination of evidence-based good practice in provision for more able learners.

The new NACE Research and Development (R&D) Hubs will bring NACE member schools together to share existing good practice and expertise, and to contribute to new research in the field.

For the initial phase of the project, three schools have been selected as Hub leaders:

    Programme announced for NACE Cymru Conference 2018

    Against the current backdrop of policy, curriculum and assessment reform, NACE is pleased to announce the programme for 2018’s NACE Cymru Conference.

    A well-established fixture in schools’ calendars, the conference brings together school leaders, MAT coordinators, policy makers and advisers to discuss the latest reforms, research and evidence-based approaches to provision for more able and talented (MAT) learners.

    Kirsty Williams joins NACE Challenge Award celebrations

    Yesterday Wales’ Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams visited two schools in Merthyr Tydfil to officially present them with the NACE Challenge Award.

    Having first attained the Challenge Award in 2013, Ynysowen Community Primary School successfully undertook reaccreditation earlier this year – becoming the eighth school in Wales to do so. Nearby Troedyrhiw Community Primary School completed the accreditation process for the first time this year.


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