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NACE Challenge Framework: planning for action and impact
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NACE Challenge Framework: planning for action and impact

Half-day workshop providing expert support for those working with the NACE Challenge Framework


Date: 19 March 2020

Location: Midlands

Exclusively for NACE members, this half-day workshop is designed to help school leaders and coordinators use the NACE Challenge Framework to audit, evaluate and plan for high-quality curriculum and classroom provision for more able learners. Delegates will be supported to identify a starting point and develop an action plan for their school. Suitable for all phases and sectors.

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This half-day workshop offers practical support to help school leaders and coordinators assess their current stage of working with the NACE Challenge Framework, and create (or update) a clear action plan for their school. The session will include opportunities to review examples of effective practice, evidence-gathering and action-planning; discuss and develop ideas with peers; and to identify your own school’s strengths and areas for development. Delegates will leave with a clear understanding of next steps for their school, with templates and guidance provided to support effective action planning, plus information about additional support available from NACE.

This workshop is aimed at:

  • School leaders
  • Senior and middle leaders
  • More able coordinators/leads


  • Registration


  • Introductions and overview of workshop content
  • Overview of Challenge Framework, the audit process and the six elements


  • Break


  • Action planning for impact
  • Next steps, action points and NACE support for Challenge Award accreditation


  • Close
  • Identify existing strengths and areas for development in your school
  • Review and update your existing action plan / create an action plan
  • Work towards establishing specific next steps and action points
  • Practical strategies for whole-school implementation of Challenge Framework
  • Clarity on roles of senior/middle leaders and other staff members
  • Strategies for effective action-planning and implementation
  • Examples of effective practice and evidence for the six elements
  • Workshop leaders

    Christabel Shepherd
    , NACE Associate and Trustee

    Executive Headteacher of Bradford’s Copthorne Primary and Holybrook Primary Schools, with 30+ years' experience in education.

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    Rob Lightfoot
    , NACE Associate

    Maths teacher and more able coordinator at Challenge Award-accredited Haybridge High School, with experience in leading on curriculum design.

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    Praesent Erat Ligula, Dignissim
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