Dinas Powys Infants’ wins NACE Challenge Award


24 December 2014


Dinas Powys NACE awardDinas Powys Infants’ School has become the 29th school in Wales to win the NACE Challenge Award for More Able and Talented Pupils.


This Award is given for high quality work by the whole school in challenging all pupils, particularly those more able and talented, to achieve their potential.


NACE Chief Executive, Rowena Gaston, said: “Dinas Powys Infants’ School has worked hard to win the NACE Challenge Award status. It has shown itself to be committed to developing a school where all pupils are challenged to be the best they can be. The more able and talented children are challenged and this helps the other learners to see what can be achieved.”


The Award is given by NACE, the National Association for Able Children in Education, which exists to help the daily work of teachers providing for pupils with high abilities whilst enabling all pupils to flourish, and provides advice, training and resources for teachers.


Assessors, who spent a day in the school observing lessons and looking at the pupils’ work, were impressed by the strong leadership and management of provision, which keeps the needs of more able learners at the forefront of the school’s work.


This is not the first time Dinas Powys Infants’ School has been the subject of high praises, after it received a glowing inspection report in 2013 that judged the school’s current performance as excellent.