The 2018 NASS Annual Residential Conference will be taking place on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th October at the Belton Woods Hotel, Belton, Grantham, NG32 2LN.
The National Association of Independent Schools and Non-Maintained Special Schools (NASS) works in partnership with key national and regional organisations and acts as a voice for special schools, raising concerns on issues affecting young people with special educational needs and their families.
NASS takes a lead role in lobbying to influence government policy and bring about lasting change. It initiates and develops guidelines and procedures to further promote the standards of service, administration and management within its member schools and organisations.
Our two day annual conference attracts over 170 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 over the two days.
For further information on exhibitor and sponsorship packages that are available to book for the event, please download our Booking form below.
Exhibitor spaces do sell out quickly and early booking is advised.
Exhibiting at the conference
Cambridge House has been in business for close to 25 years and is the first point of contact for many SEN specialists looking for high quality practical resources across the broad spectrum of Special Needs. We are excited to be at the NASS Conference for the first time and we will be exhibiting and selling a selection of practical resources to support your work in literacy, numeracy, language, memory skills, study skills and emotional health. Resources are selected based on first-hand experience and while we aim to be your one-stop shop we are also protective of our reputation for supplying resources that work.We will have our new 2019 catalogue available and many new resources on show. Please come and visit us. Cash and credit cards accepted. We can also invoice your school if required.
Hettle Andrews & Associates Ltd
Hettle Andrews are an independent Chartered Insurance Broker specialising in the Education and Charity Care sector. After many years delivering bespoke solutions to a number of organisations, we are delighted to showcase a new fully integrated risk and insurance solution to Special Schools. We are proud to have blended our expert knowledge in the Education sector alongside our in-depth knowledge of the demands of care for young people; many with different types of demands and care requirements. ONE for special schools has been arranged in partnership with a specialist Charity Insurer and is a one stop shop for all insurance and risk requirements, allowing a school to place insurance alone, or if required, alongside your Health and Safety purchases. Moreover, with a contribution to cost by your Insurer – contact us to find out why so many schools are turning to ONE for special schools.
Innovation Broking is an independent insurance broker backed by Albion Capital and committed to supporting charities. Innovation understand the Third Sector is a very challenging landscape, for example how do you balance the need to deliver more for less whilst ensuring you have effectively protected your organisation against emerging risks?
At Innovation the Charity and Care team is headed up by Jonathan Taylor and the team have a wealth of experience in the charity sector including special school charities. Jonathan has worked in the Charity and Care sector for the last 7 years offering risk management and risk transfer to a range of diverse Third Sector risks. Jonathan has experience in managing complex and specific risks including many of the top 200 charities in the UK and a number of special schools.
Charities and Care organisations typically have complex insurance requirements placed with limited specialist markets, Innovation have excellent relationships in these markets. Should you have any specific risk and/or insurance questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
IPSEA (Independent Parental Special Education Advice) offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We support around 6,500 families each year through our services, which include free telephone advice and Tribunal support and representation.IPSEA also provides legal training for parents, school staff, parent carer forums, support groups and other organisations in order to increase their knowledge and understanding of the SEND legal framework. We work to challenge unlawful SEND policy and influence policy development at both a local and national level – our policy work is informed by information and evidence captured through our training and advice services, and has been instrumental in shaping law and policy in the field of special educational needs and disability.
The Makaton Charity
The Makaton Language Programme combines signs, symbols and speech to help people with communication difficulties understand and be understood.First developed in the 1970’s the language programme is the UK’s most widely used aid amongst children with learning difficulties including Down’s syndrome and autism. Whilst Makaton will be familiar to many in the SEN sector we have some exciting new developments awaiting launch including an online dictionary, new training courses, new resources for early years and the results of research into the benefits of using Makaton to teach maths. We would welcome the opportunity of discussing these with colleagues from SEN schools and will be available on Thursday 11th October or by appointment on the morning of 12th October.
Mike Ayres Design
- 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.
Until recently we were a division of Panoramic Associates, a leading recruitment business across multiple industries, which has been in operation for 9 years. Due to unprecedented success and increased customer demand, we have now launched Panoramic Care as a separate specialist brand.
Our goal is for Panoramic Care to become the leading senior level recruitment consultancy within the Specialist Education and Care sectors.
Our industry-wide expertise and immersive understanding of these sectors is combined with a genuine passion to support and benefit the organisations we work with. We have built a reputation for providing the highest quality senior level professionals, and for being able to source the most in-demand skill sets.
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RSE Insight Ltd
CASPA provides schools with a rich set of reports and graphs enabling schools to analyse their pupils’ P Scale and NC level attainment and progress using pupil and assessment data already available in school. 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 options to ignore category of need. CASPA’s wide range of analysis meets the needs of schools requiring analysis for individual pupils, the whole-school and cohorts within the school. RSE Insight provides customer-facing services for CASPA and works with schools on progress reporting, including:
- Focussing reporting to support self evaluation, Ofsted and Governor activities. We help you to identify what is needed to provide an accurate, focussed perspective relevant to your school.
- Understanding consequences of changing assessment frameworks on in-school reporting, and planning for these changes. Many schools develop new assessment frameworks with 100% focus on the classroom impact without ensuring that reporting is an integral part of the design. We help you to clarify your requirements at the start and support your activities to identify or commission a solution.
Schoolzine understands the difficulties faced when communicating to parents of children with special educational needs. We understand how your parents are so much more distant than those from mainstream schools for many reasons.
With multiple systems in place from websites to social media, letters to events, knowing how to efficiently and effectively communicate can be a challenge. Our platform enables you to engage with parents whilst also driving cost savings.
Sharing stories, student created articles, photos and video content is easy through our four main multi device friendly services: School Tailored App, eNewsletter, Dynamic News Feed & Websites. With heaps of additional functions including surveys, polls, dynamic calendar, online forms & digital signatures, parents’ evening bookings system and even language translation, your parents can feel reassured they know what is going on with their child no matter what. Built for Schools by Schools.
Vision For Education
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 www.visionforeducation.co.uk or call 0800 085 0644.