Below are details of our current programmes.


NASS Advanced Special and AP Headship Development Programme

Open for applications. Deadline is 17th June 2024.

Run jointly by NASS and The Mulberry Bush, this six-month programme is part of our continued investment in developing special school headteachers.

The programme takes place over an academic year and we have integrated informative sessions to stay abreast of key policy changes, engaging experiences within a supportive cohort of peers and developmental leadership elements.

The programme is open to NASS members and non-members on a ‘first come first served basis’ to up to 16 applicants.

To read more about the programme and how to apply, please follow the links below.


The NASS and Talking Heads Retreat, 25th to 26th April 2025

Nurture and Nourish: Taking the Inside Out – Bringing the Outside In

An opportunity for school leaders to escape their busy lives to spend time in a supportive environment, immersed in nature and in the company of peers.

Experience the EcoSensory model of practice, a nature-based neuro-sequential approach to regulation, connection, and engagement. Gain benefits for you personally and for your school.

To find out more about the two day programme aims, outcomes and timetable, please read the flyer below:

There are just 12 places available. Book your place here.


School Improvement Partner Training 2024/25

Applications are now closed.