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Removing barriers to achievement for more able children
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Removing barriers to achievement for more able children

One-day course for primary school leaders, coordinators and practitioners



Location: London

A one-day workshop focusing on improving school-wide and classroom provision for more able learners, including those with barriers to learning, in the context of challenge for all.

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Led by NACE associate and trustee Sue Mordecai, this one-day workshop will help primary school leaders and practitioners review and improve provision for more able learners, with a particular focus on those with barriers to learning and/or disadvantage.

This workshop is aimed at:

  • More able coordinators
  • Classroom teachers
  • Members of SLT


  • Coffee and registration


  • Outcomes for the day
  • Principles, context and research
  • Who are our more able learners?
  • An inclusive model of identification


  • Coffee


  • Research, evidence-based practice and implications for teaching able learners
  • Raising aspirations of able learners from disadvantaged backgrounds and the importance of cultural capital
  • Prompts to inform policy and planning
  • Examples from schools and key drivers for achievement


  • Lunch


  • Defining challenge
  • Practical ideas, resources, information, advice and guidance
  • Final thoughts and key messages


  • Close
  • Understand the national context, including the Ofsted agenda
  • Define and identify more able learners in your school
  • Consider the needs of more able learners, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Review policy and planning across your school
  • Develop strategies to challenge all learners
  • Take away practical ideas and materials to use in the classroom
  • Workshop leaders

    Sue Mordecai
    , NACE Associate and Trustee

    Experienced practitioner, leader and adviser, Sue Mordecai delivers training to help schools improve provision for more able learners, with a focus on challenging teaching and learning for all.

    Praesent Erat Ligula, Dignissim
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