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The National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE) is a charitable company limited by guarantee incorporated and registered in England under company number 06604325. It is governed by its Articles of Association and detailed regulations made under the Articles.

NACE’s registered office address is Horticulture House, Manor Court, Chilton, Didcot, OX11 0RN.

NACE is registered with the Charity Commission under number 1125907.

Annual reports

Read our latest annual report.

Board of trustees

The charity’s Articles of Association specifies that the number of Trustees shall be not less than three, with no maximum. One third (or the number nearest one third) of the Trustees must retire every two years, those longest in office retiring first and the choice between any of equal service being made by drawing lots. A Chairman and Vice Chair are appointed.

The Members may at any time by ordinary resolution appoint as a Trustee a person who is eligible under Article 3.2 and is willing to act as a Trustee.

The Trustees meet at least four times per year. The meeting schedule for 2020-21 is:

  • Thursday 12 November 2020
  • Tuesday 2 February 2021
  • Thursday 6 May 2021
  • Wednesday 22 September 2021

Copies of board meeting minutes are available from the Company Secretary upon request. Please see below for contact details.

Currently serving trustees (correct as of October 2020):

Name Date appointed End of term of office  Position  Attendance in last academic year 2019-20* 
Elizabeth Allen Co-opted Jan 2012; adopted June 2013 May 2023 Trustee 2/3
Rhys Angell Jones Co-opted Feb 2019; adopted July 2019
May 2025 Trustee 2/3
Steve Clarke Appointed June 2010 May 2023 Finance Trustee (former Chair, 2014-2020) 3/3
Renata Joseph Co-opted Oct 2016; adopted July 2017
May 2021 Trustee 2/3
Sue Mordecai Appointed Sept 2008 May 2023 Trustee 2/3
Johanna Raffan Appointed Sept 2008
May 2021 Founder Member Trustee 3/3
Christabel Shepherd Co-opted Nov 2018; adopted July 2019 May 2025 Vice-Chair (effective from September 2020) 3/3
Amy Whittall Appointed June 2013 May 2025 Chair (effective from September 2020; former Vice-Chair, 2014-2020) 3/3
Julie Graham Appointed Sept 2008 N/A Secretary (non-voting) 3/3

*Four meetings were scheduled for the year; one was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

For additional details, view our latest annual report.


The Trustees have the power to delegate any of their functions to committees consisting of two or more individuals appointed by them. At least one member of every committee must be a Trustee and all proceedings of committees must be reported promptly to the Trustees. One committee is currently in operation:

  • HR Committee – sets staff remuneration and considers HR policy and related matters, including pensions, performance and safety.

Contact details

If you have any questions about our governance please email

NACE is committed to providing high-quality services. If you are unhappy about any of the services we provide, we want to hear about it. Without your feedback we cannot improve. Find out more about our complaints procedure in our privacy policy.