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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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Bespoke CPD

We offer bespoke CPD which can be delivered either in-school or remotely, focusing on provision for more able learners and approaches that provide challenge for all. Programmes can be developed to support individual schools, clusters, alliances and trusts. To find out more or express your interest, 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

Online course: New to leading on policy and practice for more able learners

24 Sep - 10 Dec 2020, online

Cost: £375 (members) / £595 (non-members)

Five-part online course for those new to leading on provision for more able learners, with separate strands for primary and secondary practitioners.

Booking now closed - contact us to purchase the session recordings.


Online course: Getting started with more able learners

15 Oct 2020 - 26 Jan 2021, online

Cost: £195 (members) / £270 (non-members)

Three-part online course for NQTs and early career teachers, aligned to the Early Career Framework and Teacher Standards.

New for 2020-21

Online course: Challenge and high achievement in secondary science

20 Oct - 24 Nov 2020, online

Cost: £195 (members) / £270 (non-members)

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

Webinar: Digital learning review and forward planning

20 October 2020, online

Cost: Free

Introduction to new guidance to support review of digital learning, aligned to Element 3 of the NACE Challenge Framework.

Exclusively for schools working with Challenge Framework

NACE R&D Hubs: autumn meetings

21 October / 11 November 2020, online

Cost: Free

Autumn term meetings of the five regional NACE R&D Hubs.

Exclusively for NACE members

"Ask NACE": free 1-2-1 support call

6 November 2020, remote

Cost: Free

Gain an external perspective and support on a specific teaching and learning, policy or practice question in the current context.

Exclusively for NACE members

In discussion with... Copthorne Primary School

10 November 2020, online

Cost: £70

Virtually go behind the scenes and gain insights into teaching, learning and leadership at this Challenge Award-accredited school.

NACE Leadership Conference 2020

Interactive online event

16 - 20 November, online

Cost: £195 (members) / £295 (non-members)

This interactive online event will explore key aspects to developing effective and holistic provision for more able learners. Hear from expert keynote speakers, then discuss and share experiences with peers.

NACE Challenge Clinic: spring 2020

28 January 2021, remote (phone/video call)

Cost: Free

Free 1-2-1 support for schools working towards NACE Challenge Award accreditation.

Exclusively for schools working towards Challenge Award

For additional events, view our calendar.