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NACE Coronavirus Hub

Resources and support for NACE members during the COVID-19 pandemic

This webpage provides an overview of resources and support for staff at NACE member schools during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We’ll continue to add to this list regularly, responding to member needs and priorities.

Remember, all staff at NACE member schools can register for an individual NACE account – providing access to all our online resources as well as regular email updates. To find out more, visit our ”getting started” guide.

NACE Challenge and coronavirus: Q&A

We’ve published a Q&A for schools working with the NACE Challenge Framework , including those preparing for Challenge Award assessment or reaccreditation. We’re also offering additional remote support for these schools, including additional Challenge Clinic support calls and the option for remote consultancy.

Guidance for school visits

NACE is adhering to current government guidance and will work with schools to ensure that local procedures are met. For details of the guidelines we are following please click here.

Free resources to support students remotely

The pandemic has seen organisations across the world respond by sharing free content and resources to help support schools, students and families. We’ve rounded up a selection of free resources available from our partners and other organisations, focusing on challenge alongside enjoyment, enrichment and wellbeing.

"Reimagining education": senior leader forum

We're bringing together education leaders from across the NACE community to share perspectives, strategies and plans for the new academic year and beyond. We launched this initiative with an online event on 20 May, led by NACE patron Dr Chris Yapp. Additional online events will be shared via our community calendar.

Curriculum reform in Wales: remote CPD and resources

To support schools preparing for the new Curriculum for Wales, we're offering a series of webinars and accompanying resources. Bespoke support is also available through remote CPD and consultancy. Find out more.

Free 1-2-1 support calls

Our free 1-2-1 "Ask NACE" calls offer an opportunity to gain an external perspective and support on a specific area of provision for more able learners in the current context. Plus, for support in making the most of your NACE membership, book a call at a convenient time for you.

Virtual meetups

We’re taking our popular member meetups online, providing opportunities for members to connect and share experiences and ideas during this challenging time. For details of past and future sessions, click here.

Member forums: share what’s working

Our new online forums allow NACE members to stay connected and share experiences – particularly important during the current time. Log in to pose a question, seek or share advice, or to share an approach which is working well for you, your school and your learners.

Webinars: online CPD for all staff at NACE schools

Visit our library of recorded webinars for training on a range of topics relating to provision for more able learners – from updating your more able policy to subject-specific support, mindset and CEIAG. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes and can be used as the basis for departmental or whole-school planning or simply to refresh your thinking.

NACE Essentials: guidance for those leading on more able provision

Our flagship range of NACE Essentials guides provide practical advice for those leading on policy and practice for more able learners. Authored by experts in the field, each publication draws on research and evidence-based good practice, including practical examples, resources and suggested further reading.

NACE Quality of Education Curriculum Audit Tool©: free for NACE members

Free for NACE members, the NACE Quality of Education Curriculum Audit Tool© offers a comprehensive framework to support curriculum review and development at whole-school or departmental level, with a focus on high-quality provision for more able learners and challenge for all. Versions available for schools in England and Wales, aligned to current national policy and guidance.

Additional remote support: tell us what you need or request a bespoke session

We’re continuing to extend and develop our remote support for schools, and seeking member views on what would be most useful at this time. To share your views on the most valuable topics for us to cover, or to express interest in a bespoke remote session for your school, complete this online form.