Support for special free schools through NSN and NASS partnership |

Support for special free schools through NSN and NASS partnership

New Schools Network (NSN) and the National Association of Independent and Non-Maintained Special Schools (NASS) are delighted to be working together to offer support to special free schools.

NSN has a key role in helping free schools post-approval, and is now working with NASS, which has a strong reputation for supporting and representing non-LA schools, to provide a support system for special free schools once they are up and running.


What does this mean for my school?

Your school can get involved in the following ways:

1.      Receive 25% off NASS training events throughout 2017 and 2018, including statutory safeguarding training for schools. See details and book quoting code NSNASS0818 at

2.      Join NASS and get tailored support, advice and information, as well as fortnightly e-news with the latest SEN developments, access to our publications and training, representation at the highest level for your concerns, and access to a network of other non-LA school colleagues who meet regularly to provide peer support. NASS are currently offering special free schools a 50% discount on their first year’s subscription to NASS through this partnership with NSN. You can join, quoting NSNASS0818 for the discounted rate at


Please contact Karen Rippon at NASS at or Sophie Byrne at NSN at if you would like any further information or have any questions.