About nasen

Committed to supporting all education practitioners

nasen (National Association for Special Educational Needs) is a membership charity organisation that supports all education practitioners. We provide: Continuing Professional Development (CPD), resources, advice, information and much more to enable all staff to meet the needs of all their pupils. We do this through our membership structure. There are three levels: bronze, silver and gold to suit all different needs and budgets. Find out how we can support you, your school or organisation through our membership subscription. 

 

Our objectives, mission and vision

Our core charitable objectives are to promote the education, training, advancement, development and care of all infants, children, young persons and others of whatever age with learning differences by, but not limited to, providing relevant information, training and resources to education professionals who work with such people. 

Our mission is to promote the advancement and development of all individuals with learning differences and our vision is to be the leading SEND/ALN membership organisation for all education professionals. 

 

Latest projects

Teacher Training and Attention in Autism (TTAA)

Teacher Training and Attention in Autism (TTAA)

nasen is a partner on a 2-year Erasmus+ project, entitled ‘Teacher Training and Attention in Autism’. With participants from 4 nations, Spain, Greece, Israel and the UK. The project will deliver 4 intellectual outputs on attention in autism.

EYSEND Partnership: Meeting the needs of every child: SEND for managers in PVIs

EYSEND Partnership: Meeting the needs of every child: SEND for managers in PVIs

A DfE funded project: Information and resources for supporting all children with SEND in PVI settings, including the role of the SENCO and effective inclusive practice. It focuses specifically on speech, language and communication needs.

Whole School SEND

Whole School SEND

The Whole School SEND Consortium aims to bring together schools, organisations and individuals committed to improving SEND. This is a DfE funded project which is hosted by nasen.

Accredited Early Years SENCO Award

Accredited Early Years SENCO Award

As part of this DfE funded project, we are now able to offer a free accredited 21.5 day face-to-face training course for educators in a PVI Early Years Setting. Find out more about the project and its projected impact.

Meet the team

Our Chief Executive

 

Professor Adam Boddison is the Chief Executive for nasen with responsibility for strategic direction and operational delivery across the full breadth of nasen’s activity.  Prior to this, Adam held a number of senior education roles including Director of the Centre for Professional Education at the University of Warwick, Academic Principal for IGGY (an educational social network for gifted teenagers) and West Midlands Area Coordinator for the Further Mathematics Support Programme. In addition to a range of teaching and leadership posts in both primary and secondary schools, Adam has a portfolio of education research and international education projects.

 

Our Team

Our Team

Our core nasen team work full time to ensure the objectives of the charity are delivered. We have dedicated, experienced education, marketing and operations teams. Find out more about our teams and staff working at nasen.

Our Trustees

Our Trustees

Our group of trustees meet regularly throughout the year to ensure nasen are operating effectively at a strategic, operational and charitable way. Find out about the members within our trustee group and how they inform nasen decisions.

Patrons

Patrons

nasen are proud to be affiliated with patrons that help raise our profile and core messaging to the masses. Find out about our celebrity patrons, their background and how their work supports our charitable objectives.

Advisory boards

Advisory boards

We host a range of advisory boards that have the responsibility of providing advice, support and guidance to the governing body and CEO to ensure nasen's aims and objectives are fully achieved. Find out more.

NASENCo

NASENco provider logo

 

All state-funded mainstream schools in England, including academies, free schools, university technical colleges and maintained nurseries are required to employ a teacher with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in a Special Educational Co-ordinator (SENCO) role. We are pleased to partner up with a range of quality NASENCo training providers. Find out more...

 

Our sponsors 

Axcis Education

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.

Nisai Group

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.

GL Assessment

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.

Latest nasen news

nasen is pleased to announce the appointment of two board directors and one executive director

22 September 2020

These appointments are part of a long term growth strategy that will increase our impact and influence in the Special Educational Needs Sector nasen was advised by Forster Chase Executive Search.

7 great reasons to join The SEND Forums and take part in our Early Years discussions

21 September 2020

The SEND forums is an independent e-community for those involved in the education of children and young people with SEND.

Gavin Williamson announces that the SEND Review is delayed until next year

17 September 2020

The delay to the SEND Review will mean that any revisions to the Code of Practice will also be delayed. The Review is now planned for release in early 2021.

Engagement model – 2020/21 will be a transitionary year

16 September 2020

2020/21 will be a transitionary year for the assessment of pupils working below the standard of national curriculum assessments.