All Training Events have been postponed and will be reinstated in due course when everything is back to normal, which could be from September onwards
‘SWALSS is dedicated to improving the education and care of children and young adults with special educational needs and disabilities.’
SWALSS actively seeks to represent the views of its members to all the major educational organisations including, DFE, OfSTED, NC, NASS and the SSAT.
SWALSS promotes collaboration between professionals throughout the South of England and Wales to improve the quality of education and care for children with special educational needs. This is achieved through programmes offering high quality professional development.
We are a not-for-profit association and have over 100 special school members! Join the association today!
Formed as a professional association in 1985, with the prime purpose being to organise CPD for Headteachers, Deputies, Middle Leaders and School Business Managers through conferences, workshops and training programmes.
To promote collaboration between professionals in improving the quality of education and care for children with special educational needs and disabilities.
To promote and enhance high quality leadership, management and professional practice in special schools and colleges across the full range of SEND settings.
To have the capacity, expertise and credibility to influence national and regional policy through consultation with the Department for Education (DfE), Ofsted, the Teaching Schools Council and other key stakeholders.
To operate as a high quality, not-for-profit organisation within a rigorous quality assurance framework.
The purpose and operating practices of SWALSS are all set out in our Constitution, which is updated annually.
We intend to introduce surveys of our members in order to ensure that we are providing the kind of opportunities and support that you value. We aim to get this under-way with our first survey in Spring 2019.