Welcome to nasen 

nasen (National Association for Special Educational Needs) is a charitable membership organisation that supports all education practitioners by providing relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD), resources, advice, information and much more to enable staff to meet the needs of all pupils including pupils with learning differences.


  • Become a nasen member

    A membership will support teachers and educators to help meet and identify the needs of children and young people through a range of CPD, training, advice and resources 
  • nasen Live! 2020

    Our popular one-day SEND CPD conference and exhibition is back for another year and is a must attend for anyone working with or caring for children and young people.
  • ISEC 2020

    The UCL Centre for Inclusive Education and nasen will host the Inclusive and Supportive Education Conference (ISEC) on 3rd to 5th August 2020 at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) in London.

  • Whole School SEND Review Trial

    Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and nasen are recruiting 160 secondary schools for a trial of the Whole School SEND Review.
  • 10% discount on the complete kit of the NEW Raven's 2

    Raven's 2 provides a measure of clear-thinking ability and intellectual capacity that minimizes the impacts of language skills and cultural differences in 4 to 69 year olds.


Join us

Join us

Our valuable nasen membership is suitable for schools and individuals alike. With three different levels including a free bronze membership we are certain our membership can help you identify and meet the needs of children and young people with SEND.

Whole School SEND

Whole School SEND

The Whole School SEND Consortium brings together schools, organisations and individuals who are committed to ensuring that every child and young person with SEND can achieve their potential at school.



With our dedicated in-house education team, we are proud to curate a range of useful resources, suitable for all phases of education. nasen members will have the ability to download and print our resources to use in their own setting.


Upcoming events & the latest news

Upcoming Events

EY SEND Partnership: A Whole Setting Approach to SEND - Hartlepool

Events - 24 Jan 2020

This FREE one-day course (worth £199) is aimed at SENCOs and managers in PVI settings who would like to develop ...


SEND Reviewer training - Bradford

Events - 28 Jan 2020

One-day SEND Reviewer training takes attendees through the stages needed to prepare for the review, the SEND review itself and ...


SEND Casework Award - Huddersfield

Events - 29 Jan 2020

This Award is the only on-the-job training and accreditation written specifically for those directly involved in SEND casework. To date ...


Whole School SEND CPD Event - The SENCO as a leader of a whole school approach to SEND

Events - 29 Jan 2020

Opportunity for SENCOs and Senior Leaders to reflect on the role of the SENCO within the wider school system and ...


WSS - Understanding the Ofsted Framework & the Impact on SEND Strategic Leadership & Governance

Events - 31 Jan 2020

A Whole School SEND CPD event, featuring a sessions led by Malcolm Reeve and Driver Youth Trust.



Latest News

Ofsted’s Annual Report (2018/19) has a whole section on SEND

22 January 2020

Amanda Spielman, Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, launched the Annual Report on 21st January.

Nasen supports thousands of education professionals in Pakistan

21 January 2020

Nasen is delighted to announce the success of an ongoing significant SEND training programme which has helped to support thousands of special education professionals in Pakistan.

nasen funded research highlights Ofsted are overlooking SEND pupils

17 January 2020

Research funded by nasen asks whether Ofsted's new inspection framework supports learners with SEND.