Benefits of Associate & Group Membership

Associate Membership – Schools

Being part of the voice of special schools

  • NASS responds to all key Government consultations, ensuring your views are raised – and heard
  • NASS is recognised by DfE and Ofsted as the key sector body for the non-maintained and independent sectors – we are represented on all key working groups and forums

Accessing high quality advice, guidance and training

  • NASS staff have collectively over 25 years of experience of working with the sector – we pride ourselves on being able to answer your questions quickly and effectively
  • NASS training events are tailored to meet your needs – we run a programme of courses, including our highly regarded safeguarding training, that is excellent value for money and offered to associate members at a lower cost than competitors
  • NASS will keep you in touch with big issues in our sector – through our fortnightly newsletter, briefings and our Twitter feed @NASSCHOOLS
  • NASS annual conference provides a great opportunity to meet colleagues, hear the latest news and plan for the year ahead. Associate members receive discounted NASS conference delegate rates.

Promotion of your school

  • Inclusion of your school details on the NASS website searchable map for an additional fee of £100 per year (plus VAT). This is widely used by parents and local authorities seeking potential placements and now features on some Local Offers
  • NASS will advertise your job vacancies on its website and via its newsletter for an additional fee of £50 per vacancy (plus VAT), reaching potential candidates and saving you money
  • NASS actively promotes its members on social media via re-Tweets, ‘likes’ and mentions

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Associate Membership – Individuals and Organisations

Accessing high quality advice, guidance and training

  • Regular updates on all issues of direct relevance to the sector
  • Access to NASS training events, including our highly regarded safeguarding training, which are offered to associate members at a lower cost than competitors
  • NASS annual conference provides a great opportunity to meet colleagues, hear the latest news and plan for the year ahead. Associate members receive discounted NASS conference delegate rates.

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Group Membership

Group membership benefits mirror full membership benefits and apply to the maintaining organisation/parent body as well as to all their schools registered for NASS membership.

In addition NASS will attend and give a presentation at a whole group event, at least once during the current membership period.

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