National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE)

Our NACE Essentials guide for parents and carers aims to provide answers to some of the most common questions about caring for and supporting a more able child:

  • What does it mean to be “more able”?
  • How do you know if you have a more able child?
  • How do schools identify children with special abilities?
  • What is the current approach to children with high ability?
  • What should schools provide for more able children?
  • What information about your child and the school’s provision can you expect to be given?
  • What questions could you ask of the school?
  • How do you overcome barriers and difficulties?
  • What can you do to help your child at home?

In addition, the guide includes a glossary of words frequently used when discussing the education of children with high ability.

We have also developed an accompanying guide specifically for parents and carers of children in the early years.

Please forward this information to families in your school community to help us spread the word.

Download the guides