As a professional association, we represent the voice of the UK education technology community in the schools sector at a national and international level, as well as supporting one another across the sector through conferences, courses and the dissemination of resources, research and reflection. We play a key role in both members’ professional development, through the challenge and support of a community of practice, and the development of the profession as a whole, through the sharing of innovation and expertise.
Who is Naace?
Naace Members and Sponsoring Partners work in the public and private sectors. They come from many diverse backgrounds including teachers, school managers, curriculum leaders, lecturers, local authority advisors, independent consultants, software developers and designers, sales personnel, technicians, student teachers, company managers, national partners and colleagues from commerce and industry. A dedicated team of permanent staff is based in Nottingham to support the Association’s activities. Members, Sponsoring Partners and staff all share a passion for embedding the effective use of ICT into teaching, learning and school management. If you recognise that passion, and are looking for like-minded professionals – join Naace to share it with us!
What does Naace do?
- provides practical information, resources, support and guidance to Members, Sponsoring Partners and UK government departments on current issues relating to ICT in education;
- supports networking opportunities for Members from schools, Local Authorities, the IT industry and UK government agencies;
- engages in consultation at local, regional, national and international levels;
- provides professional development opportunities.
Why should I join Naace?
Naace aims to promote the appropriate use of ICT, not just as a specialist subject but across all curriculum areas and to assist with whole school improvement. By joining Naace you demonstrate your commitment to this aim and become part of a strong body of ICT professionals. You also join a passionate community of interest that provides peer to peer support, enables strong networking opportunities and which acts as a catalyst to improve educational benefits for all learners. Naace is very well respected by industry partners, local and regional authorities, non-departmental public bodies and the UK government. By increasing Naace membership and creating an even stronger community of practitioners, including colleagues working in all sectors of education, we will increase our ability to influence UK government policy for the benefit of all.