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Courses and conferences

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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Remote CPD and support

We offer remote support and CPD, including remote consultancies, webinars, courses and bespoke training. Programmes can be developed to support individual schools, clusters, alliances and trusts. To find out more or express your interest in a remote session, complete our online form or get in touch.

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"Getting started": free 1-2-1 support call

Available 9am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

Cost: free (for NACE members)

Support to get started with and/or develop your use of NACE membership, to gain full benefits for your school.

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

Challenging able learners (primary)

11 June and 30 June 2020 (two-part online course)

Cost: £140 (non-members) / £110 (members)

New online course exploring a range of strategies and resources to engage and challenge more able learners in the primary classroom.

New for 2020

FREE WEBINAR: Curriculum reform in Wales: pedagogical principles

16 June 2020, remote

Cost: free

This free live webinar for schools in Wales will focus on the pedagogical principles outlined in Successful Futures, exploring how these can be used to support curriculum development.

Open to all schools in Wales

Developing independent learners (KS3-5)

18 June and 2 July 2020 (two-part online course)

Cost: £140 (non-members) / £110 (members)

New online course exploring approaches to help students develop as successful independent learners at KS3-5.

New for 2020

Developing independent learners (primary)

23 June and 6 July 2020 (two-part online course)

Cost: £140 (non-members) / £110 (members)

New online course exploring approaches to help students develop as successful independent learners at primary phases.

New for 2020

Managing and interpreting data (primary)

29 June and 9 July 2020 (two-part online course)

Cost: £140 (non-members) / £110 (members)

New online course exploring best practice for data management and analysis in primary schools.

New for 2020

FREE WEBINAR: Developing sustained effort in able learners

2 July 2020, remote

Cost: free

Free live webinar for members in Wales, focusing on approaches to develop sustained effort, motivation and confident creativity.

Exclusively for NACE members in Wales

Challenging more able learners: a practical introduction for your school

October 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 KS3 and 4

4 November 2020, Didcot

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

Explore key concepts, skills and practical strategies to inform department-wide provision, focusing on challenge and high achievement in KS3-4 science.

NACE National Conference (Wales)

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

November 2020, online

Details coming soon

The NACE Welsh National Conference which was due to take place in Cardiff on 16 June will now be held in the autumn term. It will run as an interactive live online event – bringing NACE members together virtually with a wide selection of speakers, including agenda-setting keynotes and deep-dive breakout sessions.

For additional events, view our calendar.