Useful Information

For parents
NASS cannot provide direct support to parents and families. We recommend our colleagues at:
Contact a Family
Special Needs Jungle

Other organisations working in the field of SEN
Special Educational Consortium
Council for Disabled Children
Federation of Leaders in Special Education
Autism Education Trust
Communications Trust
Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties Trust


Suppliers offering discounts to NASS Members

Whittaker Office Solutions

NASS have negotiated special discounts with Whittaker Office Solutions for NASS members based on the requirements of 100’s of organisations throughout the UK. On average we have saved our customers 25%, so why not let us save you money as well?

Whittaker Office Solutions can provide NASS members with a ‘one-stop shop’ for: office supplies, educational products, catering/janitorial supplies, IT consumables, furniture – included educational/office and specialist challenging environment furniture.

We can offer competitively priced, good quality products and guarantee delivery on any of our in-stock products to you within 24 hours.

Look out for the new “pricing agreement”, which contains our best pricing on over 600 items of the most popular products. We also have a specialist Education Catalogue with 1000’s of educational and special needs products.

By completing a thorough cost analysis in key areas of your education and business supplies spend, we are able to identify areas in which your school or organisation can achieve substantial cost savings (don’t worry we do all the hard work and we present you with a free of charge report).

Contact your dedicated Account Management Team for further information:

Tel: 01509 235888


NASS Account Manager:


Online Training Courses from EduCare

Have you signed up for your free trial of our online learning service yet? If not, please do – your free trial lasts 14 days and you have nothing to lose. We bring it to you courtesy of our partnership with the award-winning learning provider EduCare.

The service is called EduCare for Education and it consists of 20 high-quality programmes that are written or endorsed by subject experts and cover essential duty of care subjects including child protection, first aid, preventing bullying behaviour, equality and diversity, safer recruitment, health and safety, fire safety, and more.

Each online programme is fully certificated to provide evidence of learning and they are independently verified to count towards CPD. One single, low cost annual licence will cover every adult working in your school and starts from just £335 for a year. 10% discount for all NASS members.

To learn more contact Laura Brain Tel: 01926 436230, Email: or self-register for your free trial of the service, please click here.

Concept Training

15% discount for all NASS members on any of Concept Training’s one day courses. NASS members will also get a preferential rate on “In House” days.

Bookings can be made via the website or by telephoning 01524 832828 Just quote ref: NASS1 to take advantage of special rate

Concept Training is one of the country’s leading providers of training for anyone supporting people of all ages who have Special Needs. They work in Partnership with Edge Hill University and many of their courses are accredited by the Open College Network

They specialise in:

  • Autistic Spectrum Condition
  • Learning Disability
  • Complex Needs
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Challenging Behaviour
  • Multi-Sensory Environments


Companies endorsed by NASS


Romero Insurance
Educator by Romero insurance brokers has negotiated an exclusive insurance scheme for NASS members and can provide a full review of your existing arrangements to ensure your cover is as comprehensive as it should be, your premium is competitive and every angle is covered.

For further information contact Richard Nicholson or Robin Kinkead on 0113 281 8110 or visit




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



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Mike Ayres Design

Mike Ayres Design is a company founded and focused on design with over 35 years experience creating equipment and environments for people with special and additional needs.
We focus on developing multi-sensory and soft play concepts, environments and products for care and education.
The name Mike Ayres Design has become synonymous with quality, excellence and attention to detail that remains unrivalled in the multi-sensory market.
We take the time to listen to our client’s requirements and all the advice that we provide is based on your needs and aspirations.
Consultation, design, installation, training and maintenance are all part of the dedicated support services available.

For further information or to simply have an informal chat about your project or to request a Sensory Resources Catalogue, please contact us today.

Tel: 01359 251551



Townsend McCormack Ltd

Townsend McCormack Ltd have been providing insurance solutions for the Special Needs Sector for over a decade.

In association with leading insurers Townsend McCormack Ltd have devised an innovative and competitively priced insurance scheme. It is the first scheme for NASS members in the UK. This scheme is tailored to the individual needs of each school and offers the broadest policy coverage available.

We believe that the combination of a specifically designed policy and our support for the NASS membership offers the most competitive solutions to the Special Needs sector that is currently available.

For further information, please contact our Education and Charities Division:

Tel No: 0207 033 4898
Fax No: 0207 033 4890



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Zurich is a leading provider of risk and insurance solutions to UK schools.

We understand how vital it is to have the right insurance cover and risk management plans in place and provide valuable support and specialist risk management guidance to help you build greater resilience across your special school.

Our Risk Consulting teams are experts in continuity planning and can work closely with you to develop major response plans and provide support when dealing with incidents. Our Claims teams are committed to getting you back up and running as soon as possible.

For more information visit or call Paul Dixon on 01252 387058