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Upcoming events

To help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we are not currently running any face-to-face events. During this time we will offer increased remote support including phone and video consultancies, webinars and remote CPD. Browse the detail below, or get in touch to plan bespoke CPD for your cluster or school.

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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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POSTPONED Challenging the more able learner in science at KS3 and 4

Date TBC, Didcot

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 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!

POSTPONED Challenge Award school experience visit: Copthorne Primary School

Date TBC, 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!

POSTPONED Member meetup: Developing independent able learners

Date TBC, Cardiff

Cost: free (exclusively for NACE members)

Hosted by Wales Millennium Centre, this free event will bring together NACE members from all phases to discuss and exchange effective approaches to developing independent learning skills, with a focus on more able learners.

Exclusively for NACE members

NACE Challenge Clinic

29 April 2020, remote

Cost: free (for NACE members working towards the Challenge Award)

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

Cost: £250

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

Cost: £250

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

NACE Challenge Clinic

10 June 2020, remote

Cost: free (for NACE members working towards the Challenge Award)

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

POSTPONED 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!

Challenging more able learners: a practical introduction for your school

15 June 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!

POSTPONED 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 5 February 2020

For additional events, view our calendar.