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Courses and conferences

Upcoming events

Our annual CPD programme offers specialised courses, workshops, conferences and member meetups – bringing together school leaders and practitioners to develop effective leadership and governance for more able learners, as well as developing provision in specific subject areas and by phase. Browse all upcoming events below, or get in touch to discuss a bespoke CPD programme for your school or cluster.

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Members' discount

All staff at NACE member schools are eligible for the members’ discount on all NACE CPD – including our courses and conferences as well as bespoke CPD, consultancy and school review services. Members can also attend our termly member meetups free of charge, as well as accessing regular online CPD through our webinars, resources and peer-to-peer support.

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Bespoke CPD and support

Our specialised trainers and consultants offer bespoke in-school CPD and support, tailored to meet the needs of your staff, school and learners. We regularly deliver programmes to clusters, alliances and trusts, and work internationally. Our approach is flexible, with options including a bespoke day, series of sessions, consultancy and/or support for school review and planning.

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Challenge from the outset: early careers workshop (secondary)

23 January 2020, London

Cost: £435 (non-members) / £300 (members)

One-day course, plus webinar, aimed at newly or recently qualified secondary teachers. Explore a range of practical strategies to set and maintain high expectations, to promote good progress within and beyond the classroom, and to adapt teaching to meet the needs of all learners.

New for 2020!

NACE Challenge Clinic - spring 2020

23 January 2020, remote

Cost: free (for schools working towards Challenge Award)

Our termly Challenge Clinics offer free one-to-one support for schools working towards NACE Challenge Award accreditation, helping you review progress and identify next steps. Appointments are delivered remotely via phone/Skype. Places are limited and must be reserved at least one week in advance.

Exclusively for NACE members working towards the NACE Challenge Award

Challenging the more able learner in English at KS1 and 2

28 January 2020, London

Cost: £360 (non-members) / £250 (members)

One-day course focusing on strategies to ensure more able learners in English are effectively challenged, engaged and supported throughout key stages 1 and 2. An opportunity to review current provision in your school, gain guidance on what could be improved, and take away practical examples to inform your own practice and share with colleagues.

New for 2020!

Challenging the more able learner in maths at KS3 and 4

4 February 2020, London

Cost: £360 (non-members) / £250 (members)

One-day course focusing on strategies to ensure more able learners in maths are effectively challenged, engaged and supported throughout key stages 3 and 4. An opportunity to review current provision in your school, gain guidance on what could be improved, and take away practical examples to inform your own practice and share with colleagues.

New for 2020!

Challenging the more able learner in English at KS3

5 February 2020, London

Cost: £360 (non-members) / £250 (members)

One-day course focusing on strategies to ensure more able learners in English are effectively challenged, engaged and supported throughout key stage 3. An opportunity to review current provision in your school, gain guidance on what could be improved, and take away practical examples to inform your own practice and share with colleagues.

New for 2020!

Challenging the more able learner in English at KS4

6 February 2020, London

Cost: £360 (non-members) / £250 (members)

One-day course focusing on strategies to ensure more able learners in English are effectively challenged, engaged and supported throughout key stage 4. An opportunity to review current provision in your school, gain guidance on what could be improved, and take away practical examples to inform your own practice and share with colleagues.

New for 2020!

Challenging more able learners: a practical introduction for your school

3 March 2020, Dubai

Cost: £125

A practical introductory session to more able policy and provision, delivered in the context of challenge for all. Hosted by Challenge Award-accredited Hartland International School, Dubai.

New for 2020!

Challenging the more able learner in science at KS1 and 2

12 March 2020, London

Cost: £360 (non-members) / £250 (members)

One-day course focusing on strategies to ensure more able learners in science are effectively challenged, engaged and supported throughout key stages 1 and 2. An opportunity to review current provision in your school, gain guidance on what could be improved, and take away practical examples to inform your own practice and share with colleagues.

New for 2020!

Challenging the more able learner in science at KS3

18 March 2020, London

Cost: £360 (non-members) / £250 (members)

One-day course focusing on strategies to ensure more able learners in science are effectively challenged, engaged and supported throughout key stage 3. An opportunity to review current provision in your school, gain guidance on what could be improved, and take away practical examples to inform your own practice and share with colleagues.

New for 2020!

Challenging the more able learner in science at KS4

19 March 2020, London

Cost: £360 (non-members) / £250 (members)

One-day course focusing on strategies to ensure more able learners in science are effectively challenged, engaged and supported throughout key stage 4. An opportunity to review current provision in your school, gain guidance on what could be improved, and take away practical examples to inform your own practice and share with colleagues.

New for 2020!

Challenge Award school experience visit: Copthorne Primary School

19 March 2020, Bradford

Cost: £120

Opportunity to visit a NACE Challenge Award-accredited school to gain unique insights and inspiring examples of effective more able policy and practice. Learn how the school has used the NACE Challenge Framework to support the development of high-quality provision for more able learners within a whole-school ethos of challenge for all.

New for 2019-20!

Leading and managing practice for more able learners (primary)

30 April 2020, London

£250 (or £450 for both days when booking together with "Leading and managing policy for more able learners" - 21 November)

One-day course for those leading on practice and curriculum for high achievement in a 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.

New for 2020! Exclusively for NACE members

Leading and managing practice for more able learners (secondary)

30 April 2020, London

£250 (or £450 for both days when booking together with "Leading and managing policy for more able learners" - 21 November)

One-day course for those leading on practice and curriculum for high achievement in a 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.

New for 2020! Exclusively for NACE members

Removing barriers to achievement for more able children (primary)

11 June 2020, London

Cost: £360 (non-members) / £250 (members)

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.

New for 2020!

NACE National Conference (Wales)

MAT 20/20: looking to the future, learning from the best

16 June 2020, Cardiff

Cost: £425 (non-members) / £350 (members) / £299 (members' early-bird)

This thought-leading conference places a lens on provision for more able and talented (MAT) learners, exploring principles and strategies to inform a whole-school approach to challenge and high achievement for all that drives sustainable school improvement in the context of curriculum change in Wales.

Members' early-bird rate available until 31 January 2020

For additional events, view our calendar.