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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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NACE Challenge Clinic - autumn 2019

3 October 2019, 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

Designing and developing your curriculum to challenge and enrich more able learners (primary)

14 November 2019, London

Cost: £360 (non-members) / £250 (members) / £225 (members' early-bird)

This one-day course will consider curriculum components and design which enable able learners to thrive in a context of challenge for all. Delegates will be supported to review their current curriculum and plan new approaches, drawing on case studies of effective practice.

New for 2019! Early-bird rate available until 30 September

NACE Challenge Framework: planning for action and impact (all phases)

14 November 2019, venue TBC

Cost: £150 (members) / £130 (members' early-bird)

This half-day course 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.

New for 2019! Exclusively for NACE members; early-bird rate available until 30 September

Member meetup: Enriching the curriculum, improving learning (all phases)

20 November 2019, Oxford

Cost: Free (members only)

Hosted by Oxford University’s Jesus College, a chance to explore effective approaches to curriculum enrichment to improve provision for more able learners. Featuring case studies from Challenge Award-accredited schools, Q&A with current Oxford students, top tips for using the Oxplore platform and more.

Exclusively for NACE members

Leading and managing policy for more able learners (primary)

21 November 2019, London

Cost: £250 (or £450 for both days when booking together with "Leading and managing practice for more able learners" - 30 April)

This one-day course is designed to support school leaders and coordinators leading on policy and developments in provision for high achievement in a school, trust or alliance. It draws on the latest evidence in the field and case studies of schools with successful practice for more able learners.

New for 2019! Exclusively for NACE members

Leading and managing policy for more able learners (secondary)

21 November 2019, London

Cost: £250 (or £450 for both days when booking together with "Leading and managing practice for more able learners" - 30 April)

This one-day course is designed to support school leaders and coordinators leading on policy and developments in provision for high achievement in a school, trust or alliance. It draws on the latest evidence in the field and case studies of schools with successful practice for more able learners.

New for 2019! Exclusively for NACE members

Finding and challenging more able learners in the early years

21 November 2019, London

£360 (non-members) / £250 (members) / £225 (members' early-bird)

A one-day workshop for those leading on early years provision. Delegates will be supported to review and develop methods for identifying exceeding learners in the early years, planning provision across the early years setting, and creating learning environments that promote challenge.

New for 2019! Early-bird rate available until 30 September

Leading curriculum change for more able learners in KS3 maths

26 November 2019, London

£360 (non-members) / £250 (members) / £225 (members' early-bird)

One-day course to support current or aspiring heads of department to design and implement a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum in KS3 maths. Delegates will be supported in critically reviewing their school's current provision, and in developing practical ideas for future implementation.

New for 2019! Early-bird rate available until 30 September

Leading curriculum change for more able learners in KS3 English

28 November 2019, London

Cost: £435 (non-members) / £300 (members) / £275 (members' early-bird)

One-day course to support current or aspiring heads of department to design and implement a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum in KS3 English. Delegates will be supported in critically reviewing their school's current provision, and in developing practical ideas for future implementation.

PLUS: Additional support via online webinar.

New for 2019! Early-bird rate available until 30 September

Leading curriculum change for more able learners in KS3 science

28 November 2019, London

Cost: £435 (non-members) / £300 (members) / £275 (members' early-bird)

One-day course to support current or aspiring heads of department to design and implement a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum in KS3 science. Delegates will be supported in critically reviewing their school's current provision, and in developing practical ideas for future implementation.

PLUS: Additional support via online webinar.

New for 2019! Early-bird rate available until 30 September

Designing and developing your curriculum to challenge and enrich more able learners (secondary)

5 December 2019, London

Cost: £360 (non-members) / £250 (members) / £225 (members' early-bird)

This one-day course will consider curriculum components and design which enable able learners to thrive in a context of challenge for all. Delegates will be supported to review their current curriculum and plan new approaches, drawing on case studies of effective practice.

New for 2019! Early-bird rate available until 30 September

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

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 2019! 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 2019! Exclusively for NACE members

For our full programme of courses, conferences and member events, view our calendar.