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Get started with your NACE membership
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Get started with your NACE membership

Whether you’re new to NACE or simply keen to gain the full benefits of membership, here are some suggestions to help you and your school get started...

Not yet a member? Find out more.

Log in and update your profile

Log in and review your profile details. Make sure the information is correct, add additional information and upload a profile photo.


Forgotten your password?

No problem – simply enter your username and click on the “reset password” button on the login page. An automated email will be sent with a link allowing you to reset your password.


Invite colleagues to register (for free!)

NACE membership covers all staff in your school and allows colleagues to create “sub-accounts” – providing individual login details for our website. To invite your team:

  • Log in to your school’s main account. Click on “My Profile” at the top right of the screen. You should then see a “Welcome” message in the top menu bar – click on this and select “Account & Settings”.
  • Choose “Information & Settings” from the left-hand vertical menu, then “Sub-accounts” from the horizontal menu. This will bring you to the subaccount management page.
  • Copy the “subaccounts direct link” and paste it into an email to colleagues. They can then follow this link to create their own accounts.
  • Alternatively, enter colleagues’ email addresses into the box provided and click “send invite”. This will send an automated email inviting colleagues to register.

IMPORTANT: To ensure your colleagues’ registrations are approved, please ask them to register using an official school email address, rather than a personal email.


Manage your payments

Your school’s lead NACE contact will be sent all communications about payments. The lead contact can view, manage and make payments online. Alternatively, they can print off or forward invoices to the school bursar/finance department for payment by Bacs or cheque. Please let us know if your lead contact changes.

Membership invoices are sent via email, 30 days before renewal. All other invoices are generated at point of sale.

If you are unable to access an invoice please contact finance@nace.co.uk or call us on 01235 425002.

You will receive an email reminder 30 days before your membership is due for renewal. At this stage you can generate your invoice and make payment.

To access your invoices:

  • Log in to your school’s main account.
  • (If you are unsure how to do this contact finance@nace.co.uk or call us on 01235 425002.)
  • Click on “My Profile” at the top right of the screen. You should then see a “Welcome” message in the top menu bar – click on this and select “Account & Settings”.
  • Choose “Payments & History” from the left-hand vertical menu. This will show you any current or past invoices, with the option to filter by invoice status.
  • You the option to pay by credit card, or to download the invoice and pay by Bacs or cheque. To view and print the invoice, click on the “View Invoice/Receipt” link (see screenshot below).
Profile - Payments & History

If you have been sent a direct link to view an invoice, you will see a screen like the one shown below. Again, you have the option to pay by credit card, or to download the invoice and pay by Bacs or cheque.

To view and print the invoice, click on the “View Invoice/Receipt” link (see screenshot below).

Invoice link

Our members’ resource library includes guides, case studies and practical tools to support review and development of provision for more able learners, as well as access to past issues of our monthly newsfeed and termly Insight newsletter.

Get started with…


NACE Essentials

Our flagship NACE Essentials range offers guidance for those leading on provision for more able learners across a whole school or group of schools, as well as dedicated guidance focused on specific approaches, subjects and phases.


Webinars

Covering a range of topics relating to more able provision, our regular live webinars provide access to continuing professional development (CPD) for all staff in NACE member schools. Recordings of past webinars can also be used to support ongoing CPD and staff/team meetings.


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Webinars

Covering a range of topics relating to more able provision, our regular live webinars provide access to continuing professional development (CPD) for all staff in NACE member schools. Recordings of past webinars can also be used to support ongoing CPD and staff/team meetings.


Member meetups

Our termly member meetups offer the chance to meet peers from other NACE member schools, share ideas and experiences, undertake CPD delivered by NACE Associates, gain inspiration from Challenge Award-accredited schools and explore what’s on offer from partner organisations.


NACE R&D Hubs

NACE’s Research and Development (R&D) Hubs offer regional opportunities for NACE members to share effective practice, develop in-school research skills and collaborate on enquiry-based projects. Each Hub is led by a Challenge Award-accredited school, bringing together members from all phases, sectors and contexts. Participation is free for NACE members.


Challenge Award school experience visits

New for 2019-20, our Challenge Award school experience visits offer first-hand insights into high-quality teaching, learning and leadership for more able learners. Each visit includes an in-depth learning walk, with the opportunity to hear directly from key staff members about their approach to policy and practice for the more able.


Courses

Throughout the year, we run workshops to support those leading on provision for more able learners, as well as subject- and phase-specific courses and an annual national conference. NACE members benefit from a discount on all of these, saving up to £125 per delegate.


National conference

Held alternate years in London and Cardiff, our annual national conference brings together education leaders, practitioners, researchers, policy makers and thought-leaders to share the latest evidence-based approaches for the more able, in the context of current national priorities. The next conference will take place in Cardiff on 16 June 2020.


Bespoke CPD

Alongside our programme of scheduled courses and conferences, our specialist team of trainers deliver bespoke CPD for individual schools, groups of schools, multi-academy trusts and teaching school alliances. Training sessions can be delivered in your school or at a venue of your choice, with a discount available for NACE members.

NACE Quality of Education Curriculum Audit Tool©

New for 2019-20, the NACE Quality of Education Curriculum Audit Tool© supports curriculum review at whole-school or departmental level, with a focus on provision for more able learners and challenge for all. The tool is available free for NACE members (valued at £250 for non-members), with consultancy available to support the audit process. Versions are available for England and Wales (in English and Welsh medium).


NACE Health Check©

New for 2020, the NACE Health Check© offers a focused one-day deep-dive review to help school leaders evaluate current provision for more able learners and identify priorities for improvement. The focus for the review day is agreed through the school’s completion of the NACE Health Check audit tool, which is aligned to the new Ofsted education inspection framework.


NACE Challenge Framework©

Exclusively available to NACE members, the NACE Challenge Framework© is an established tool for whole-school review and improvement. It is based on six key elements, each providing detailed criteria for high-quality provision for the more able, within a whole-school ethos of challenge for all. Accompanying resources, consultancy and CPD are available. Schools working with the Framework can also choose to apply for NACE Challenge Award accreditation (see below).

Already working with the Framework? Log in to access the Challenge Hub.

NACE R&D Hubs

NACE’s Research and Development (R&D) Hubs offer regional opportunities for NACE members to share effective practice, develop in-school research skills and collaborate on enquiry-based projects. Each Hub is led by a Challenge Award-accredited school, bringing together members from all phases, sectors and contexts. Participation is free for NACE members.


Member meetups

Our termly member meetups offer the chance to meet peers from other NACE member schools, share ideas and experiences, undertake CPD delivered by NACE Associates, gain inspiration from Challenge Award-accredited schools and explore what’s on offer from partner organisations.


Headteacher briefings

Our termly briefing for current and aspiring school leaders, “Views from the top” provides an overview of the latest policy, practice and perspectives on more able, direct to your inbox. Plus invitations to participate in research, exclusive events and networking opportunities.

To sign up:

  • 1. Log in to the NACE website.
  • 2. Click on “My profile” at the top of the webpage.
  • 3. Click on the “Welcome” message in the top-right of the page, then select “Account and settings”.
  • 4. Under “Account Information”, click on “Manage email preferences”. This will open a pop-up window showing which NACE communications you are currently opted in to receive.
  • 5. Make sure you are opted in to the “Headteacher briefings” category and save your preferences.

Note: Please ensure you are also opted in to the “Membership” and “General” categories, to ensure you have access to all member benefits and opportunities, and so we can deliver on any services requested by you/your school.


Online forums

Coming soon – watch this space…


Share your views and experience

Interested in sharing your experience with the wider NACE community? How about submitting a book review, contributing a blog post or case study, or joining our team of NACE Associates? Contact us to find out more.

Based on the criteria of the NACE Challenge Framework, the NACE Challenge Award is granted in formal recognition of school-wide high-quality provision for the more able, in the context of challenge for all. Schools which attain the Award benefit from external validation of their provision in this field; evidence of impact aligned to other school improvement and accountability measures; a clear action plan and ongoing support for continued improvement; opportunities to share and showcase their leadership in the field.

Find out more.

NACE members benefit from discounts of up to 30% off purchases from a range of education publishers, including Bloomsbury Education, Crown House Publishing, Hodder Education, John Catt Educational, Rising Stars, Routledge and SAGE Publishing. Plus 20% off subscriptions to The Day and The Day Explorer – daily services which turn world news into lessons and resources to promote independent thinking, analysis and debate.

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