The aspirational agenda is clear: educational excellence for all. But knowing how to put this into practice can be challenging. 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.
Keynote - Carrie Winstanley, Professor of Pedagogy, University of Roehampton: "What’s holding them back? Lifting the barriers to achievement for more able learners"
Break - refreshments, networking, exhibition
Workshops (choose from list when booking):
(i) Lessons from successful schools: How schools are shaping a curriculum and pedagogy for high achievement for all.
(ii) Where to start? Leading MAT – moving from audit to implementation and evaluation. Practical tools and strategic insights for developing high-quality MAT provision.
(iii) Managing challenging learning – differentiation and the MAT learner: The principles of designing challenging learning activities and managing the classroom environment to optimise achievement for all.
(iv) The importance of language-rich classrooms for high achievement: Practical examples from NACE Challenge Award schools which are raising achievement through rich language interactions, teaching resources and expectations.
(v) Working with your learners: Examining the critical aspects of a holistic approach to readiness for learning and practical strategies to support them.
(vi) From learner voice to learner leadership: How successful schools move beyond learner voice to learners as active collaborators in schools’ vision, values, curriculum and pedagogy.
Keynote – Estyn
Ask the experts: Q&A panel – perspectives on MAT (questions in advance and from the floor)
Workshops (as above)
Keynote: NACE research launch - Hilary Lowe, Education Adviser, NACE
Working with NACE: 2020 and beyond - Sue Riley, NACE CEO