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Leading and managing practice for more able learners (secondary)
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Leading and managing practice for more able learners (secondary)

Dedicated training for those leading on practice for more able learners in secondary settings


Date: 30 April 2020

Location: De Morgan House, London WC1B 4HS

Exclusively for NACE members, this one-day course is for those leading on practice and curriculum for high achievement in a secondary school, trust or alliance. Delegates will be supported to apply key principles for challenge in the classroom, curriculum enrichment, independent learning, staff development, planning and monitoring for ongoing improvement.

A course with the same focus is available for primary practitioners, running on the same date.

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Led by NACE Associate Rob Lightfoot, this one-day course offers a chance to update and develop your understanding of effective practice for more able learners. Delegates are asked to bring any relevant current school policy and planning documents for more able learners, including teaching and learning monitoring.

This workshop is aimed at:

  • School leaders
  • Senior and middle leaders
  • More able coordinators/leads
  • Others with responsibility for curriculum, teaching and learning


  • Coffee and registration


  • Outcomes and content for the day
  • More able learners and their learning needs
  • Learning progression and expectations
  • Challenging able learners: key features
  • Enriching learning beyond the classroom


  • Break


  • Designing learning for breadth, depth and independence


  • Lunch


  • Reviewing and evaluating learning and curriculum for more able
  • Reflections, key takeaways and next steps


  • Close
  • Understand the needs of more able learners
  • Assess and update your school’s current approach
  • Practical strategies for high-quality, challenging teaching and learning
  • Examples of effective approaches to curriculum enrichment
  • Practical guidance to support policy creation and action planning
  • Guidance on developing depth, breadth and independent learning skills
  • How to effectively review and evaluate provision for more able
  • Identify clear action points for your school
  • Workshop leaders

    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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