Welcome to nasen

We are the National Association for Special Educational Needs (nasen) – a charitable membership organisation that exists to support and champion those working with, and for, children and young people with SEND and learning differences.

Rooted in research and evidence-informed best practice, our information, training and resources ensure that our community members in the UK and across the globe are provided with the most up-to-date knowledge and support required to become effective, inclusive practitioners. Together we are able to contribute to the debate and effect change to improve provision within early years, schools, post-16 and wider settings and, ultimately, the children and young people that they serve.

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Join for free

Join our growing community to help boost your professional portfolio and save you and your setting time and money.  As a 
member you will receive excellent support, tools, CPDL opportunities and resources to help meet the needs of ALL pupils.

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Publication Subscription

This service will provide you with hard copies of our sector-leading bi-monthly magazine, ‘nasen Connect’, and access to all three of nasen’s well-established and respected academic journals.

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Annual Webinar Pass

This pass provides access to all of nasen’s CPDL webinars, of which we are committed to delivering at least 70 throughout the year. Unable to attend the live event? We will send you details on how to access the recordings, to make sure you never miss out!

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SENCO Support Service

A comprehensive information support hub designed for SENCOs. Our online hub is organised into useful topics to help resolve all of your SEND queries. Can’t find what you’re looking for online? You’ll be able to reach out directly to our Education Team.

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International Membership

We are constantly striving to work alongside international projects to strengthen the work we undertake with professionals and help support with research, training and resources. For our international colleagues, nasen membership is available for £50 a year.

Upcoming events and the latest news & resources

Targeted Support Primary

Online
06 May 2021
£50
primary
primary school

This topic, suitable for all staff working within mainstream primary schools, will look at supporting pupils need that is not yet sufficiently met through the quality first teaching that is in place as part of a universal offer.

This course is FREE with Annual Webinar Pass

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Meeting the Needs of Every Child

Online
06 May 2021
FREE
early years

This 2 hour webinar will provide Early Years Practitioners with a thorough understanding of inclusive practice for SEND in Early Years settings.

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The 5 Golden Threads of Effective Practice for SEND in PVI settings: The staff Team

Online
11 May 2021
FREE
PVI Setting Case Studies
early years
5 Golden Threads

This 2- hour seminar gives an introduction to effective practice in PVI settings and a closer look at the staff team as the first golden thread of effective practice for SEND.

Targeted Support Secondary

Online
11 May 2021
£50
secondary

This topic, suitable for all staff working within mainstream secondary schools, will look at supporting pupils need that is not yet sufficiently met through the quality first teaching that is in place as part of a universal offer.

This course is FREE with Annual Webinar Pass

Book now
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The 5 Golden Threads of Effective Practice for SEND in PVI settings: The staff Team

Online
12 May 2021
FREE
PVI Setting Case Studies
early years
5 Golden Threads

This 2- hour seminar gives an introduction to effective practice in PVI settings and a closer look at the staff team as the first golden thread of effective practice for SEND.

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Teaching Maths in Specialist Settings

Online
12 May 2021
£50
maths

This topic is suitable to all staff delivering or supporting maths within a specialist setting.

This course is FREE with Annual Webinar Pass

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Strategic Development for SENCOs Part 3 Session 1

  • Webcasts
  • 04 May 2021
£50.00
Webinar

This course is the first of five sessions (including a live group discussion/shared practice session) that is suitable for more experienced SENCOs, or those who have completed Part 2, who want to ensure a whole-school approach to SEND

This resource is FREE with Annual Webinar Pass

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School Improvement for SEND: SENCO Guidance for School Inspection part 3

  • Webcasts
  • 29 Apr 2021
£50.00
Webinar

This webinar is suitable for SENCOs and other leaders in schools who want to explore the EIF with a focus on SEND, in order to strengthen school self-evaluation and school improvement for SEND

This resource is FREE with Annual Webinar Pass

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Governance of SEND, part 2

  • Webcasts
  • 27 Apr 2021
£50.00
Webinar

This course is for more experienced SEND governors or trustees, or those who have completed Part 1 of this series, who want to deepen their understanding of SEND.

This resource is FREE with Annual Webinar Pass

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Supporting effective delivery new statutory RSHE curriculum pupils - FAQ

  • General
  • 27 Apr 2021
Free
PSHE

The questions were generated by delegates who attended the Department for Education funded webinars co-produced by nasen with the PSHE Association on the new statutory Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) curriculum.

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Building a culture of inclusion

  • Webcasts
  • 23 Apr 2021
£50.00
Webinar

This session, suitable for all school staff, particularly those in a leadership position where they can effect change within their setting, looks at how to build an inclusive culture.

This resource is FREE with Annual Webinar Pass

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Our Sponsors

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Axcis Education

Axcis is the leading supplier of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) staff in England and Wales. They recruit special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) staff for mainstream schools and alternative provision.

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Nisai Group

Nisai Group work with students to help them achieve their ambitions through holistic learning and creating pathways to university and future employment. Over the years, they have worked with thousands of learners with various barriers.

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GL Assessment

GL Assessment is the leading provider of formative assessments to UK schools. They also provide assessments for overseas ministries and British, bilingual and international schools in over 100 countries worldwide.