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Member meetups

Our member meetups provide opportunities to meet peers from other NACE member schools, gain insights from NACE associates and partner organisations, and share effective practice and resources to improve provision for more able learners.

Held termly, meetups are hosted by organisations whose work and values align with those of the NACE community. Attendance is free for staff at NACE member schools.

Typically the programme for a member meetup includes:

  • Presentation and discussion led by a NACE associate, exploring an aspect of provision for more able learners
  • “Speed-sharing” session in which members exchange ideas and resources relating to the meetup theme
  • Overview of relevant resources and initiatives offered by the host organisation
  • Networking lunch

There may also be opportunities to explore the host organisation’s offer in more depth, for example by visiting an exhibition or attending a live performance.


Upcoming meetups:

Enriching the curriculum, improving learning

20 November 2019, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW

Hosted by Oxford University’s Jesus College, this free meetup will bring NACE members together to explore effective approaches to curriculum enrichment to improve provision and outcomes for more able learners: in the classroom, the wider school and beyond. A chance to hear from Challenge Award-accredited schools, exchange ideas with peers, and sample daily life at Oxford University. Plus: Q&A with Oxford students, and top tips to get maximum impact from the university’s Oxplore initiative.

Book your free place.

Developing independent able learners

Spring term (date TBC), Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea SA1 1RR

Hosted by Swansea’s Dylan Thomas Centre, this free event will bring together NACE members to discuss and exchange effective approaches to developing independent learning skills at all phases, with a focus on more able learners. Full details coming soon.

Challenging more able learners in maths

Summer term (date TBC), London

Hosted in partnership with the University of Cambridge's NRICH initiative, exploring "low threshold, high ceiling" approaches to challenging all learners in maths. Full details coming soon.


Past meetups:

  • Enriching the curriculum, improving learning - Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (summer 2019)
  • Developing independent able learners - Jesus College Oxford (spring 2019)
  • Effective questioning in science - The Science Museum, London (autumn 2018)
  • Managing successful transition for the more able - Shakespeare's Globe, London (summer 2018)
  • Cultural capital in the classroom - English-Speaking Union, London (spring 2018)
  • Working in depth for the more able: beyond Bloom - National Maritime Museum, London (autumn 2017)