The National Association for More Able Children in Education (NACE) has reaccredited The Leys Primary and Nursery School with the NACE Challenge Award (in May 2022). The award is given in recognition of school-wide commitment to high-quality provision for more able learners, within the context of challenge for all.
Here is what our Accreditor, Barbara Firth, said about our school:
The award is based on the NACE Challenge Framework, which sets out criteria for high-quality provision for more able learners within a wider ethos of challenge for all. The framework is available as part of the NACE Challenge Development Programme – a suite of resources developed by NACE to help schools evaluate and improve their provision for more able learners.
Improving provision for the more able remains a high priority for many schools and has been highlighted by Ofsted as a key focus. The experience and evidence gathered by Challenge Award-accredited schools also shows that effective strategies to improve provision for the more able are likely to have a positive impact on the achievement of all learners.
To attain the Challenge Award, schools must complete a detailed self-evaluation using the NACE Challenge Framework, submit a portfolio of supporting evidence, and undertake assessment by a NACE associate. The assessment process includes examination of school data and key documents; lesson observations; and interviews with school leaders, learners, parents and governors.
Barbara Firth continued..
The Leys Primary & Nursery School Reaccreditation Report:
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