We are delighted to announce that Princethorpe College is now a member of NACE (the National Association for Able Children in Education), and this term, we begin working towards NACE accreditation. Gaining the NACE Challenge Award will provide recognition of our school-wide high-quality provision for more able learners within a context of challenge for all.
National Association for Able Children in Education was founded in 1983 and is recognised both nationally and internationally as a leading charity in the field of education for able learners. Princethorpe College has a well-established focus on policy and practice in this area, and this means we are ready to audit our provision against the NACE framework and apply for formal accreditation through the NACE Challenge Award. We will use the framework to: identify our strengths and weaknesses and priorities for improvement; to create an action plan that will move the school forward towards higher quality provision; to consolidate our best practice and to further extend existing provision.
Engaging our parents in more able provision will be key over the coming months. The NACE audit that we will carry out will no doubt bring to light areas for improvement and as we compile our evidence, we will be asking for parents’ views and support on a range of more able-related questions.
With our bespoke da Vinci Programme, scholarship programme and tutor time curriculum, we support our very able children by focusing on the quality of teaching and learning in class, educational opportunities provided beyond the classroom, and attention to the social and emotional welfare of the child. For an insight into how you, as parents, can help and support your child as well, follow this link for the NACE Essential Guide for parents and carers of more able learners.