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As you will no doubt recall, NASS became a registered charity on September 1 2016. Since that time we have been discussing how we can develop strategies to enable us to provide a more effective servic...

Over the past year NASS has been exploring the ways in which small schools are collaborating together to raise standards. Whilst the three ‘Collaboration or Collision’ conferences organise...

As you are aware NASS in partnership with the Laurel Trust is undertaking a research project investigating collaboration between small schools and in a range of settings. To date we have been able to...

A lecture by Andrew Sharland 4-5 Gray's Inn Square Introduction This lecture will address various public law issues that are of general relevance to education law practitioners. Consultation Cons...

We would like to invite you to join N.A.S.S. and share our work. You do not have to be a school threatened with closure - N.A.S.S. exists for all small schools. N.A.S.S. is both a professional associ...

Below is the constitution of the National Association for Small Schools and represents the fundamental principles upon which the organisation is governed....

NASS promotes the work of smaller schools, those with 100 or fewer pupils. NASS believes that smallness of scale has worth....

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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.

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