9:00 – 9:45

Registration & refreshments

9:45 – 10:00

Chair’s Welcome and Introduction

Dr David George, Educational Consultant and First Chairman and President of NACE

Keynote 1

10:00 – 10:30

Essential policy update: a major change for G&T in 2009

Tim Dracup, Gifted and Talented Lead, DCSF

Keynote 2

10:30 – 11:00

Raising the profile of G&T amongst staff to develop provision on a whole-school level

Ian Warwick, Senior Director, London Gifted and Talented

11:00 – 11:10

Question and answer session

11:10 – 11:40

Morning refreshments

11:40 – 12:40

Streamed Sessions 1





Strategies for leading effective G&T provision under time constraints

Criteria and strategies for accurately identifying G&T children

Jane Hobson-Pells,

AST for G&T,

Stockport School

Handling parental involvement: involving parents with G&T provision and maintaining a distance where necessary

An introduction to leading G&T: developing your policy and action plan and gaining support from senior staff

12.40 – 13:40


Keynote 3

13:40 – 14:10

Case study: developing effective G&T provision in every classroom

Ian McNiff, Director of Education, Clifton Diocese

14:10 – 15:10

Streamed Sessions 2





Monitoring and evaluating progress in G&T: using data to make interventions and raise achievement

Engaging G&T pupils in learning: motivating them to succeed and creating an environment where they will thrive

Tackling underachievement:

making progress with disadvantaged children, reluctant learners and SEN/G&T children

Sue Soan, Principal Lecturer and Leading Academic G&T

Differentiating learning for G&T children in lessons: activities to create challenge in a mixed ability class

Ian Warwick, Senior Director, London Gifted and Talented

15:10 – 15:40

Afternoon refreshments

15:40 – 16:40

Streamed Sessions 3





Primary enrichment activities to take away: out of hours learning and ideas for learning trips

John Senior, Educational Consultant and Author

Cost-effective strategies for G&T provision: getting the most out of a limited G&T budget

Developing G&T children as independent learners by teaching them personal, learning and thinking skills

Anne de A’Echevarria, Director, Thinkwell Consultancy

Overcoming limited subject expertise when teaching G&T: solutions to providing challenge in every subject


Conference close