- NSSF Closes Down ';
- NASS and the Community Engagement Forums ';
- Praise for Small Suffolk School ';
- Beware! Flawed Research ';
- Closure With A Difference ';
- The 2009 Problem - Wales! ';
- Analysis of a Ministerial Closure Decision ';
- Report on Langdales School ';
- Gilsland C of E Primary ';
- Postman Pat to Birds' Eye View ';
- Browsing Media Interviews ';
- Legal Matters - Closures ';
- Recommended Links ';
- Lead Article ';
- NASS - Home Page ';
- NASS - More Information ';
- Small Schools in the City ';
- Small - Effective & Cheaper ';
- Growing Leaders in Small Schools ';
- NASS Charter ';
- Commons Rural Schools special adjournment debate ';
- All Saints Infant School faces secure future ';
- More Small School Quality ';
- Village Schools Assignment ';
- Connecting Classrooms ';
- Join NASS ';
- Constitution of the National Association for Small Schools ';
- Shropshire's First Free School ';
- The Voice of Small Schools ';
- Brighter Future for Chirton School ';
Welcome to the National Association of Small Schools (NASS)
NASS is a campaigning organisation. We advise and support small schools at risk of closure, lobby on behalf of small schools and humanity of scale in education and promote the virtues of small schools and known best practice.
Small schools repay their costs and long-term deliver profit to taxpayers
We lobby... ministers, political parties, departmental officers, local authorities, dioceses and other decision-makers
We represent... small school interests and priorities in responding to local and national consultations
We inform... the media, both written and broadcast forms
We offer... individual advice to schools
We advise... on educational issues of the day
We present... best practice for outstanding schools and work of high quality
We support... campaigns against school closures and other enforced loss of influence and autonomy
NASS is your insurance!
At just £15 a year YOU NEED NASS... so join now!!
The small-scale, human-scale model of education represented in small schools is the closest to the way all of us learn in the real world at home and at work. It thrives on mixed talents, teamwork and individual ideas mediated through others as Vygotsky, Bruner and Wenger have so well argued.
Small schools are at the top of national performance, not least in low income and remote areas. The effective ingredient is the close partnership between parents and teachers. The children feel from the start safe and secure, that effort is worthwhile and achievement possible. The evidence shows exactly that and the high quality of teaching, relationships and related achievement endures.
If you value a secure and effective education for young children, if you believe in small schools as part of community life, N.A.S.S. needs your commitment and your help.