Executive Leadership team
Professor Adam Boddison
Chief Executive & Chair of Whole School SEND
Professor Adam Boddison is the Chief Executive of nasen with responsibility for strategic direction and operational delivery across the full breadth of nasen’s activity. He is the main point of contact for the board of trustees and has a close working relationship with the Department for Education (DfE). Adam also has overall responsibility for external relations and business development.
Alison leads our Education team and is part of nasen’s executive leadership team. Alison has overall responsibility for nasen’s educational objectives.
Finance and Commercial Director
As part of the Executive Leadership team, Amrit provides commercial and operational leadership for nasen ensuring its future sustainability and ability to continue meeting the sector’s needs. Amrit is responsible for Development & Operations, Finance, International Development and Sales & Marketing.
Development & Operations team
Head of Development and Operations
Lisa joined nasen in May 2020 and is responsible for project management, income generation and operations at nasen. She works closely with colleagues across the organisation to ensure the smooth running of projects and contracts and to create funding proposals and tender responses. Lisa is also responsible for IT, equipment and the running of our Tamworth and London offices.
Coral is responsible for the day-to-day running of nasen’s operational activities. She ensures that colleagues have the necessary equipment and support available to them to deliver in their roles.
Katy is responsible for assessing, working on, and responding to bids and tenders on behalf of nasen, as well as raising funding for future projects in line with nasen’s charitable objects and strategic objectives.
Emma is responsible for the smooth running of our CPDL and webinar programmes. She also works closely with the Education team to provide project support and guidance.
As Office Administrator, Tracey is first point of contact for visitors and calls as well as admin tasks relating to the smooth running of the nasen House office, as well as providing general administrative support across the nasen team.
Head of Education (interim)
Michael is head of Education and part of nasen’s senior management team. Michael is responsible for leading our membership offer and, as well being the editor of nasen's membership magazine, nasen Connect, he oversees nasen’s research journals and the nasen Spotlight series published by Routledge. Michael develops nasen resources and training, as well as providing valuable advice to our members.
Zoe began her career on the Graduate Teaching Programme in 2000 as a secondary maths teacher. She then furthered her practice across several secondary schools holding roles including outreach and SENCO. Her most recent post before joining nasen, was as Assessment and Achievement Lead as part of the SLT of an autism-specific all-through special school.
Jamie is an Education Officer at nasen and leads on the development and delivery of the organisations CPDL programme. He is also a chartered Developmental Psychologist who specialises in universal difficulties that children and young people experience. He has been working with children and young people with SEN for the past 18 years. Whilst working both as an SEN teaching assistant and then as an SEN teacher, he completed his Master’s degree in Child Development. His interest in the practical applications of research then led him to complete a Master’s in Research in Education. Jamie went on to complete his PhD in Developmental Psychology where his focus was on emotion in children’s drawings and the relationship between language and drawing. Jamie continues to work in developing practice-based evidence and putting theory into practice in education.
Jamie has delivered CPDL to a range of education professionals including teachers, supports staff, SENCOs and other senior leaders on a range of SEND related topics.
Education Officer (Early Years)
Mandy is a member of the Education team, responsible for leading on Early Years projects. Mandy develops nasen resources and training, as well as providing valuable advice to our members.
Finance & Data team
Head of Finance & Data
Richard is responsible for nasen's finances, legal and commercial matters. He also works with the Data and CRM team to ensure that our systems are working well, meet members' needs, comply with data and information legalisation and that valuable insight can be identified from data to help shape the direction of nasen.He is also responsible for HR and staffing matters.
Data & CRM Manager
Chontell is responsible for reporting across the whole organisation ensuring that we are meeting all of our charitable objectives. As nasen's Data Protection Officer (DPO) Chontell is also responsible in ensuring that all data is held securely, accurately and in line with the latest GDPR regulations. Chontell also plays a key role in supporting projects and programmes.
Website & CRM Officer
Lorretta is responsible for maintaining the website and keeping our Customer Relationship Management system up to date. Lorretta joined the team in August 2020.
Denise is our Financial administrator dealing with a variety of finance office processes, including payments, purchase orders, invoicing, credit control and administrative support in all areas of the operations team.
Head of International Development
Kamal is Head of International Development, responsible for leading our international development. Kamal develops nasen resources and training and provides valuable advice to our members.
Sales & Marketing team
Head of Marketing and Sales
Gina leads the sales and marketing team ensuring that nasen's membership growth and revenue targets are met and exceeded. Gina also manages nasens PR profile by overseeing campaigns, exhibitions, events and branding.
Alistair supports nasen by securing sales, such as advertising in our membership magazine, nasen Connect, selling exhibition spaces at nasen Live and sponsorship opportunities for our annual awards ceremony.
Charlotte supports nasens strategic objectives by promoting nasen across the UK through targeted marketing campaigns, social media external exhibitions and external advertising. Charlotte also attends exhibitions on behalf of nasen and leads the event management of the nasen Awards.
Sam contributes to nasen’s strategic priorities by promoting nasen across the UK through targeted marketing campaigns, social media, external exhibitions and external advertising. Sam also organises our annual events such as nasen Live and the nasen Awards.
Whole School SEND team
Head of Whole of School SEND (interim)
Alex is interim Head of WSS and is responsible for the contract management and project delivery for our current DfE project 'Whole School SEND'.
National SEND Leader
Malcolm has worked in the field of SEND for 30 years and in that time has worked in adult provision, mainstream schools, and special schools. He has worked in with children throughout the age range and with learning difficulties ranging from moderate to profound. Malcolm has been a Headteacher of three schools and one federation. He is a National Leader of Education, a Member of the National SEND Forum, and Patron of the Centre Algarve holiday centre for people with special needs.
National SEND Leader
Simon Knight is Joint Headteacher at Frank Wise school in Banbury, a school for children aged between 2 and 19 with severe or profound and multiple learning disabilities. He has sat on the DfE panels developing both the Professional Standards for Teaching Assistants and the Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development. He regularly writes and contributes comment and content for a range of publications and organisations.
WSS Communications and Training Events Manager
Natalie is responsible for the day-to-day liaison with the regional teams as well as building the Community of Practice. Natalie also manages and promotes our regional CPD events for the current DfE funded project 'Whole School SEND'.
Whole School SEND Review Trial team
Funded by the Endowment Foundation, WSS, in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University, is managing the trial to evaluate the impact of the WSS Review process on attainment and wellbeing of young people with SEND.