Happy birthday Natspec!
Natspec is the membership association for Specialist Colleges. On April 24th 1985, Natspec’s founder members (one of which was Derwen College) met for the first AGM. Seven of the original 10 colleges continue to be active members today.
The purpose was ‘to provide a forum whereby matters of common interest to members may be discussed and needs of students with special needs in FE promoted’.
Today Natspec celebrate 30 years of providing specialist education and support to young people with learning difficulties or disabilities, helping them achieve greater independence and lead fulfilling lives.