nasen Recognised Teacher/Practitioner of SEND

Make a visible commitment to the principles of inclusion.

Whilst every teacher/practitioner is indeed a teacher/practitioner of SEND and has professional responsibilities to meet individual needs, nasen recognises that some teachers/practitioners develop their expertise further, have a particular interest in this field and demonstrate unwavering commitment to supporting children and young people with SEND, and supporting colleagues in driving improvement in their schools and beyond.

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Evidence your commitment

Achieving this award with a professional body for SEND, evidences your commitment to effectively meeting the needs of your learners. Doing so can also help your school to prioritise and drive improvement in SEND. If your school has strong partnerships with parents, promotes shared decision-making with children and young people and their parents, and is committed to early identification and intervention, your teachers/practitioners are likely to be great champions already of the standard which nasen wants to recognise.

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How to apply

Any serving qualified teacher can become a nasen Recognised Teacher or Practitioner of SEND; you must also be an active member of nasen. If you are not yet a member, then please register before applying.  You then need to make your payment of £99 for your assessment. Here's how you can do this:

  • Email: education@nasen.org.uk to arrange payment
  • Send a cheque for £99 made payable to nasen to nasen House, 4/5 Amber Business Village, Amber Close, Amington, Tamworth, B77 4RP
  • Remember to tell us your full name, address, email, telephone number, and that your payment is for the nasen Recognised Teacher or Practitioner of SEND.

Application form

Please download, complete and return this application form to become a nasen Recognised Teacher/Practitioner of SEND. On receipt of your application nasen will check your membership status and then contact you within 3 working days if you have been successful.
nasen Recognised Practitioner of SEND - Application Form
nasen Recognised Teacher of SEND - Application Form