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

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 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.

Flagship SENCO report exposes rising administrative tide impacting support for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

13 January 2020

New findings from Bath Spa University, in collaboration with nasen, calls for end to over-complicated administrative demands on SENCOs

In memoriam: Dr Ron Davie 1929-2019

10 January 2020

It is with great sadness that nasen must inform its members and followers of the passing of Dr Ron Davie, president of nasen from 1992 - 1994.