After 30 years working in Spain, 16 years on the executive committee of Nabss (the National Association of British Schools in Spain), and four years as president, Adrian Massam, shared his experience as keynote speaker at the BCC event on Thursday. ... the roles of Nabss, the association of the British schools in Spain that was founded in the 1970s. Schools using the British system have to be inspected using the British model which is a service provided by Nabss, explained Massam. This then has to ... be signed off by the British authorities, in this case the British Council, and passed on to the Spanish authorities. The president added, however, that being inspected by Nabss does not mean that a school is a member of the association.