NASS Annual Conference Exhibitors

The NASS Annual Conference will be held at The Grand Hotel in Brighton on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th October 2017. Our two day annual conference attracts over 150 delegates from special schools across England and Wales. These will include:

  • Principals, Vice Principals, Headteachers, Chief Executives
  • Heads of Education, Heads of HR, Directors of Care, Finance Directors, Heads of Therapy
  • Teachers, Speech and Language Therapists, SENCO’s
  • Chair of Governor’s, Trustee’s

Alongside our exciting programme of presentations and workshops for delegates, we offer ample exposure and networking opportunities for our exhibitors and sponsors to interact with our delegates. Last few places available for Friday 13th October only.  Further information and details of how to book are available here




Centre for the Advancement of Positive Behaviour Support (CAPBS) at BILD Logo
The Centre for the Advancement of Positive Behaviour Support (CAPBS) at BILD was set up to support the organisational and workforce development of Positive Behaviour Support.

CAPBS consultants work alongside organisations and services in the social care, education and health sectors, as well as with families who support children, young people and adults who have, or may be at risk of developing, behaviours that are concerning or challenging.

The overall aim of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is to improve the quality of a person’s life and that of the people around them.

CAPBS provides a range of learning and development options that fit within a workforce and organisational development framework. Continuing support is provided through facilitated communities of practice and practice networks that provide peer and expert support.

CAPBS believes that a whole organisational approach is needed to embed PBS. Everybody who works in the organisation in whatever role, should have a basic understanding of PBS and its value base.




Every Logo
Whether you are a small special school or a large secondary with over 1500 students, Every has something to offer you. With modules that manage all the key areas of school operations, we’ve got it all covered. We’re ideal for managing contracts, health and safety compliance, reactive maintenance and making sure that you’re always on top of your asset register. We provide information that encourages best value, evidential safe-guarding, leadership and management and collaboration and communication.


Lappset UK Ltd


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Lappset UK is a leading manufacturer of play equipment, specialising in designing and installing accessible and inclusive playgrounds. We offer a wide range of special needs products, designed to suit children with diverse physical and mental abilities. The benefits include: varied play functions for different ability users, colour contrasts for interest and handrails to aid accessibility; ground level play for wheelchair users; and mental and physical challenges to help development.Play areas are designed to enable children to explore at their own pace while also engaging in more comforting repetitive activities. Whether pupils have a learning difficulty, physical disability, a language disorder or an autistic spectrum disorder, Lappset works with the school to ensure each individual playground is accessible to all. Lappset’s equipment can be designed to suit any site, whatever its size or situation, and tailored to the needs of users. We also handle everything from initial project design and manufacture through to installation. Contact: Tel: 07725 956026 Web: Email: Chris Jones, Managing Director of Lappset UK on





Marsh Logo
At Marsh, we know from experience that the risks and budget challenges facing SEND schools can be very demanding. We understand the crucial role we play in sourcing appropriate cover for you whilst keeping your insurance costs as low as possible. As an education insurance specialist and trusted risk adviser, we use our expertise and experience to identify your individual risk needs, source competitive and specialist policy terms from a number of insurers that are tailored for your SEND school.

Whether you are looking for detailed risk advice or just an informal chat about your insurance needs why not get in touch today?

T: 01444 335100

Mike Ayres Design


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  • Providing for people’s special and additional needs.
  • A complete service for soft play, sensory equipment and environments.
  • Design, manufacture, installation, service and training.
  • Adept at developing concepts and products to an exacting standard, it has become synonymous with excellence and an attention to detail that remains unrivalled in the Multi-Sensory market.


Schoolzine Ltd


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Schoolzine is your only complete platform for school and parent engagement. Our platform is mainly targeted towards improving relationships between schools and parents as well as offering many immediate and long term cost saving benefits. The platform has four feature-packed main components: the eNewsletter, live news-stream, app and website creation. Each service has a heap of functionality including unlimited video and image galleries, Google translate, surveys, a dynamic calendar, parents’ evening bookings, online forms and digital signatures to name but a few.

In addition, schools love our Control Centre, where they can distribute unlimited notifications to individuals, groups or the entire community through multiple channels. These can be secure and confidential. The platform is multi device friendly and parents and teachers absolutely love it. You might like to take a look at our website:

It would be great to talk to you about how your school could benefit from our service. Come and visit our stand, where we can show you how the platform works, or call 0800 0699695 for a free, no obligation demo.


SGA Systems Ltd



CASPA has been created by SGA Systems specifically for schools with SEN pupils. CASPA provides schools with a rich set of reports and graphs enabling schools to analyse their pupils’ attainment and progress using pupil and assessment data already available in school.OFSTED places increased emphasis on self-evaluation and requires schools to demonstrate good progress for their SEN pupils. To judge that a pupil’s progress is good, schools need something to compare their progress against – CASPA’s comparative data provides a powerful set of benchmarks to support this requirement based on pupil age, prior attainment and category of need, with an option to ignore category of need.

CASPA has been in use for many years and has been adopted in over 80% of local authorities in England as well as a rapidly growing number of independent and non-maintained schools. CASPA’s wide range of analysis meets the needs of schools requiring analysis for individual pupils, the whole-school and cohorts within the school.


Shannon Trust


Shannon Trust

“Within two months I read the first Turning Pages reading book which was the first time in my life that I had ever read a book”

Shannon Trust has almost 20 years of expertise and experience in delivering peer reading programmes and in 2015 launched Turning Pages, a fresh, easy way for adults and teenagers to learn to read. Made up of five manuals and 30 accompanying reading books, Turning Pages is delivered one to one, at the learners own pace with a friend, family member, peer or member of staff. The friendly, structured manuals use a synthetic phonics approach and no specialist training is need for the mentor – anyone who can read can use Turning Pages to teach someone who is struggling to read. Learners build and practice their skills working through a range of different activities. Three progress checks are built into each manual so learners and mentors can be confident new skills have been embedded. As these progress checks are completed Turning Pages reading books become available. These have been written to match the reading skills learners have covered so that they are giving the chance to put their new skills into action and so they can experience the joy of reading for pleasure from early on in the first manual.


SIMS Independent


SIMS Independent
With over 30 years’ experience in the education sector, SIMS Independent provides a trusted solution to hundreds of independent and special schools. With fast, easy access to all pupil data – including apps for teachers, parents and pupils – we are uniquely placed to help you support your pupils to achieve their full potential, however unique and diverse their needs.


Vision for Education


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Vision for Education, is the UK’s fastest growing and most trusted education recruitment agency. As part of TES Global, its unique approach to ethical recruitment has made it the first port of call for both schools and teachers alike. We offer, not only an excellent service, but also an unrivalled school support programme that aims to enhance pupils’ learning environments and experiences through sponsorship of activities and regular competitions.

We are committed to understanding each service that we support. Through our knowledge and experience of SEN, we endeavour to find the right member of staff for each role that we fill. Vision for Education takes pride in our ability to offer free, tailored CPD to all of our candidates. We offer the Manual Handling, Safeguarding, Autism Awareness, SEND Awareness, Team Teach, amongst many others. This sets us apart from other education recruitment agencies.

Operating through 11 branches across the UK, we have local and knowledgeable consultants on hand to deliver a service that’s personal to the needs of your school. For more information and to find your nearest branch, visit or call 0800 085 0644.


Whittaker Office Solutions


Whittaker Office Solutions

Nass have negotiated preferential pricing with Whittaker Office Solutions who have had experience with schools across the UK for over 33 years. Our fully trained and dedicated team have extensive knowledge of your school requirements.

Whittaker Office Solutions offer a cost management approach, with unsurpassed choice and product range and a hassle free complete purchasing solutions: From educational supplies, office supplies to school furniture (including challenging environments), managed print service and facilities management supplies.

Ordering has never been easier. Our customer service team is on hand to help you from Monday to Friday, from 8.00am to 6.00pm. Call us today on Tel: 01509 243 878 or email

We look forward to working with NASS members to ensure you enjoy an excellent level of service, whilst at the same time helping reduce your procurement costs.


Zurich Insurance


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Zurich is one of the leading providers of insurance and risk solutions for schools in the UK. We know you are passionate about your organisation, and so are we. Our risk and insurance expertise allows us to understand your needs, enabling us to create insurance solutions tailored to your school. Our risk and insurance consultants are experienced in continuity planning and can work closely with you to develop major response plans and provide support when dealing with incidents.Our dedicated claims support teams are always working to get the right result for you and your organisation. We understand that how we deal with your claim is critical to managing the impact on your community – and your reputation. For more information visit or talk to one of our dedicated risk and insurance consultants on 0800 232 1901.