NACE – New Research and Development Hub

Congratulations to Portswood Primary School who is now one of only 3 schools in the country designated as a Research and Development Hub by NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education).  As a R&D Hub school they will invite fellow NACE member schools within our region to join the project. Participants will come together to share expertise, research and resources, and will collectively work to identify areas for further investigation and development.

Highlighting the excellent provision already in place at many NACE member schools, Caroline Gaitely (who will oversee the initiative in England and Wales) adds: “It is hoped that Hub activities will not only benefit schools through sharing existing good practice and considering the latest developments, but that the initiative will also lead to a wider national debate about how schools should support more able learners in the years ahead.”

Commenting on the initiative, NACE CEO Sue Riley, says: “The R&D Hubs will allow NACE to respond to the needs of schools, build capacity and add value, and encourage the sharing of expertise and participation in the context of local issues and priorities. We are delighted to announce our first three Hub schools, all of which are already highly outward focused and successful in their regional approaches to capacity building.”

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