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Find out more about NACE staff, associates, trustees and patrons.

 

Key staff

Sue Riley
, CEO

With over 25 years’ experience in education, charity and local government, Sue is passionate about facilitating effective partnerships and collaboration to develop policy and provision for more able learners.

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Hilary Lowe
, Education Adviser

With extensive experience in the education sector and a longstanding focus on more able provision, Hilary plays a key role in developing NACE's CPD, research, policy and guidance for schools.

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Elaine Ricks-Neal
, Challenge Award Adviser

Co-author of the original NACE Challenge Framework, Elaine has extensive experience in school leadership and improvement. She supports schools working towards the NACE Challenge Award.

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Laura Bridgestock
, Communications Manager
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Vicky Eaton
, Membership Manager
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Karen Burnham
, Educational Programmes Officer
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Jane Colmer
, Finance & Operations Assistant
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Katharine Langley
, Education Administrator
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Michelle Hayter
, Administrator
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Associates

Jane Branson
, NACE Associate

Training and support for schools and governors, with a special interest in primary and secondary English.

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Sarah Carpenter
, NACE Associate

Specialist in CPD focused on literacy and numeracy in the early years and primary phases.

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Becky Catlin
, NACE Associate

English and drama teacher; experienced in leading on policy and provision for more able.

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Christine Chen
, NACE Associate

CPD with a focus on the pedagogy of English and effective provision for more able learners.

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Karen Christofi
, NACE Associate

Experienced headteacher, NACE Challenge Award assessor and Estyn peer inspector.

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Heather Clements
, NACE Associate

Co-author of original NACE Challenge Framework; experienced practitioner, consultant and adviser.

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Julie Elliott
, NACE Associate

NACE Challenge Award assessor, leading on MAT provision across the CSC consortium.

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Barbara Firth
, NACE Associate

NACE Regional Associate for London; Challenge Award consultant and assessor.

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Caroline Gaitely
, NACE Associate

Challenge Award assessor; experienced more able coordinator and network leader.

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Tracy Goodyear
, NACE Associate

Head of English, specialist in provision for more able, Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching.

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Helen Green
, NACE Associate

Experienced teacher and senior leader with experience of leading on Challenge Award accreditation.

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Pauline Hinchliffe
, NACE Associate

Challenge Award assessor; specialisations include growth mindset, P4C and questioning.

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Renata Joseph
, NACE Associate

Headteacher; areas of expertise include pedagogy, school review and improvement, staff development.

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Rhiannon Jenkins
, NACE Associate

NACE Associate for Wales; expertise in NACE Challenge Award and Welsh medium provision.

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Rob Lightfoot
, NACE Associate

NACE Regional Associate for the West Midlands; maths teacher and member of SLT.

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Hilary Lowe
, NACE Associate

Experienced contributor to regional and national initiatives with a focus on more able learners.

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Judith Mason
, NACE Associate

Specialisations include English, professional challenge, school improvement and governance.

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Louise McCardle
, NACE Associate

NACE Regional Associate for the North West; experienced Executive Headteacher and adviser.

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Ann McCarthy
, NACE Associate

Improvement Director for a multi-academy trust; experienced teacher, school leader and consultant.

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Sue Mordecai
, NACE Associate

Widely experienced practitioner, leader and adviser; NACE trustee and trainer.

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Beatrice Moreau-Gray
, NACE Associate

Specialist in modern foreign languages; experienced practitioner and teacher trainer.

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Jon Murphy
, NACE Associate

Experienced school adviser, consultant and NACE Challenge Award assessor; former headteacher.

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Ann Nelson
, NACE Associate

Challenge Award consultant and assessor; leads CPD to help schools develop more able provision.

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Jules Offord
, NACE Associate

NACE Regional Associate for South West; Challenge Award assessor; experienced teacher and consultant.

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Stefan Pearson
, NACE Associate

Teacher and school lead for more able and challenge; contributor to NACE research.

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Lindsay Pickton
, NACE Associate

Adviser and trainer specialising in literacy and school improvement.

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Linda Prestidge
, NACE Associate

Challenge Award assessor and CPD provider; specialisations include dual exceptionality.

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Elaine Ricks-Neal
, NACE Associate

NACE Challenge Award Adviser; co-author of the original NACE Challenge Framework.

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Claire Robinson
, NACE Associate

Headteacher, Challenge Award assessor and trainer; experience in state and independent sectors.

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Christabel Shepherd
, NACE Associate

Executive Headteacher; develops and delivers CPD focused on policy and practice for more able.

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Emma Tibbitts
, NACE Associate

Specialist in early years and primary phases; experienced practitioner, leader and consultant.

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Ed Walsh
, NACE Associate

Specialist in science education; former Head of Science and regional adviser; experienced trainer.

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Trustees

Steve Clarke
, Chair
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Amy Whittall
, Vice-Chair
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Liz Allen CBE, BA, MA, FRSA
, Trustee
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Rhys Angell Jones
, Trustee
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Renata Joseph
, Trustee
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Sue Mordecai
, Trustee
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Johanna M. Raffan MBE
, Trustee
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Christabel Shepherd
, Trustee
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Julie Graham
, Company Secretary
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Patrons

Dr Richard Bailey
, Patron
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Roger Black MBE
, Patron
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Professor Joan Freeman
, Patron
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Professor Diane Montgomery
, Patron
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Belle Wallace
, Patron
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Simon Weston CBE
, Patron
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Dr Chris Yapp
, Patron
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Partners