NACE: National Association for Able Children in Education

11th National Conference for
Local Authorities & Headteachers:

Thurs 29th April, 2010, Hilton Paddington, London W2

10.00am – 4.00pm

For Local Authority Advisers, Headteachers, School Improvement Partners, Inspectors, Consultants and Cluster Leaders

 ‘Gifted and Talented: from Programme to Progress’

The national agenda for Gifted & Talented Education is undergoing major changes.

Local Authorities & Headteachers have a crucial role in ensuring that schools recognize the power of Gifted & Talented Education to improve pupil progress.

The programme will include:

  • Invited presentation from Ofsted ‘Understanding the self-evaluation schedule’
  • Round-table discussions to unpick potential limiting factors & see how to address them
  • Sharing an effective leadership model: hear directly from a Headteacher, SIP and Chair of Governors about what can be achieved when the critical partners work together effectively
  • What does ‘Narrowing the Gap’ mean for A, G&T pupils? What are the implications for our work with schools?
  • Update on changes and some insights into how this might affect local practices

This conference will give you the strategies to ensure that: 

       School improvement with a focus on self-evaluation is rooted in Gifted & Talented Education

       A 'programme' led approach to ‘G&T’ translates to high quality provision being embedded in all schools



Professor Richard Bailey, Director of Richard Bailey – Education and Sport Consulting and Visiting Professor, National University of Ireland, Cork*

 Llyn Codling, Headteacher. Portswood Primary School (Ofsted 2009 “Outstanding Leadership” and NACE Challenge Awarded school), with her Chair of Governors and

School Improvement Partner

The conference will be chaired by NACE President, Sue Mordecai, Principal Adviser and Secondary Strategy Manager, London Borough of Bromley

And will answer:

?         How do we make sure that we move from ‘Programme’ to sustained improvement and a focus on individual pupil progress?

?         How can schools and leaders best prepare for the Revised Ofsted Inspection Framework?

?         What will the shifting government focus on ‘Narrowing the Gap’ mean for leaders of G&T provision?

?         What are the implications for those leading the development of A,G&T provision in local areas or across networks?

?         What will the change to the curriculum and the ending of National Programmes mean at a local level?

* Richard Bailey is an author of the Review of Gifted and Talented Education, on behalf of the English Government and co-author of the Quality Standards for Talent Development for Physical Education on behalf of the Youth Sports Trust.

Don’t delay – this conference fills quickly and places are limited


NACE members: 280.00 + VAT
Non-members:    349.00 + VAT

Apply now

We look forward to seeing you there.

With best regards

Julie Fitzpatrick
Chief Executive NACE

NACE, The Core Business Centre, Milton Hill, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX13 6AB
Telephone: 01235 828280 FAX: 01235 828281

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