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NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education)

Org Name
NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education)
Work (Primary) (Shared Household Address)
Horticulture House
Didcot, OX11 0RN
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1235 425000

A UK-based charity founded in 1983, the National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE) works with schools, education leaders and practitioners around the world to improve provision for more able learners, driving whole-school improvement and raising achievement for all.

Our members benefit from year-round access to specialised online resources, CPD, networking and expert guidance, as well as engaging with research to inform future policy and practice. Members also have the opportunity to participate in the NACE Challenge Development Programme, and to join the growing number of leading international schools achieving external validation through the prestigious NACE Challenge Award.

Praise for NACE

"We have been members of NACE since 2017. We had been looking for a UK-based resource agency to help us in our drive to offer more to our most able pupils. I was recommended NACE by a colleague in the UK and I have been really pleased with the resources and training they offer. Inevitably, much of the work has been online over the past 18 months, but their resources are readily accessible and differentiated. My teachers have used their material for both in-class work as well as in their own CPD and research practice. The webinars and support material have been very useful. I would recommend NACE to other schools. I look forward to the day that we can once more send someone to their annual conference." - Wellington College International Tianjin

"We wanted to provide more challenge to our more able pupils, so we began the search for an organisation that could guide us through the process of improving our provision in this area. We also wanted to work towards some kind of accreditation, as we felt that having this goal in our SDP would ensure greater commitment across the whole school. Research indicated that NACE was working with a number of schools in the UK, all of which reported great satisfaction with the support they received. As a result, I attended a NACE conference in London. The quality of information I received was excellent, so BESA joined NACE and began the process of accreditation. During this process we received a great deal of support, including a very informative visit from a NACE consultant for a pre-inspection report. This report enabled us to make a number of changes to our provision, all of which have been very well received at BESA. We would certainly recommend NACE to schools wishing to improve their provision for the more able. While there is a wealth of research available related to SEND pupils, this is lacking for more able pupils. NACE were able to provide the information and guidance we needed, and we will certainly continue to work with them." - British Embassy School Ankara (BESA)

Contact Name
Rob Lightfoot
NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education)