<p>In order for a school to be a member of NABSS, they must fulfil the criteria of `Britishness´ published on this website and achieve full authorisation, via British inspection, from the appropriate Spanish authorities.</p><p>(Affiliate membership is available to universities and bodies of further education or educational providers.) The rigour of the NABSS inspection system, and of the authorisation process itself, provides a yardstick for parents and teachers, who are choosing schools in Spain.</p><p>The National Association of British Schools in Spain insists on regular inspection of member schools and provides continuous professional training for Heads and teachers throughout Spain</p><p>NABSS is held in high regard by both the Spanish and British educational authorities and is consulted on new developments. The Association enjoys a very strong relationship with the British Council in Spain, and Council members sit on the Inspection Monitoring Committee.</p><p>Aims</p><p>1. Represent and defend the interests of member schools</p><p>2. To uphold the prestige of British education</p><p>3. Develop the spirit of collaboration among member schools</p><p>4. To promote, maintain and defend British education and co-operate with the British Council, Spanish Ministry and other authorities regarding legalisation relating to foreign schools in Spain.</p><p>5. Provide a legal, administrative and accounting service for the Association</p><p>6. Promote educational and cultural events as well as publishing educational materials related to British education</p><p>7. To support the professional development of staff in NABSS schools.</p><p>8. To provide an effective inspection service.</p><p>NABSS´ schools base the pupils´ studies on the National Curriculum, employ fully qualified staff, and are expected to follow standard British practice in teaching and learning, leadership and management etc (see document of `Britishness´). Students and staff in NABSS´ schools benefit from the multilingual and culturally diverse environment of British schools in Spain. Pupils are well prepared for life in an increasingly complex world.</p><p>NABSS´ schools offering the whole age range are required to run a broad selection of GCSE, AS and A level courses, or the International Baccalaureate, and to prepare students for university entry in Spain or the UK. The Spanish authorities give full recognition to A levels and grant direct access to Spanish universities for NABSS´ students with the appropriate A level passes.</p><p>An elected committee of Head teachers and owners of NABSS´ schools is responsible for the general management of the Association and its inspection service. Members are also kept up- to-date with all relevant legislation, both in Spain and the UK.</p><p>As NABSS is a membership organisation, all queries and requests for information should initially be directed to the individual member schools. The NABSS´ website lists all schools both alphabetically and by geographical area. Each school site contains full information regarding contact names, e-mail and site addresses and telephone numbers. Many schools can be contacted via a link to their own websites</p>
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