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Due to the high number of enquires, the application window to join the SEND Associate Framework is now closed.


SEND Associate Framework

nasen want to attract and work with sector-leading specialists in SEND, to assist us in providing expertise to governments, the wider sector and organisations as well as individuals. We want to maximise the potential of the sector, both across the UK and internationally,  by growing our team to ensure excellence in innovation for SEND. We also want to increase our capacity to provide the best in project delivery and undertake more specialised and bespoke activities related to SEND.

nasen offers access to a wide network of trusted individuals with relevant skills and experience and provides specific work and activities including leading SEND reviews in schools, providing strategic advice, designing and delivering tailored CPD and consultancy.

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About our Framework

nasen offers a bespoke consultancy service to education settings, on an individual, targeted, and whole setting or organisation level. We also provide consultancy to local authorities with a cost effective, high quality and specialist service.

SEND associates are specialists who, alongside the nasen Education Team, can offer advice, guidance and CPD based on their professional expertise in education health or social care contexts.

Professions which make up our SEND associates team include:

  • SEND leaders with proven experience
  • School Improvement Leads
  • Experienced SENCOs
  • Specialist teachers
  • Academics/Researchers
  • Local authority SEND advisers
  • Multi-agency health/ social care professionals
With extensive experience working across: Examples of SEND services we offer are:
  • Government departments
  • Local authorities
  • Mainstream schools
  • Multi Academy Trusts
  • Special Schools
  • International schools
  • Independent schools
  • Post-16 settings
  • Alternative Provision settings
  • Early years settings
  • Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
  • Local Safeguarding Children Boards
  • Advisory bodies
  • Charities and Civil Society
  • Leadership mentoring
  • Policies and procedures
  • Inclusion by Design
  • International SEND landscape
  • SEND audits or reviews
  • Health checks
  • SEND consultancy
  • Strategic SEND reviews for local authorities
  • Webinars, and professional development groups
  • National, regional, and local consultations and workshops
  • Provision implementation
  • Review of local authority SEND Statutory Services

Commitment to equal opportunities

As a practice, nasen is committed to fostering and developing a diverse and inclusive list of SEND associates that celebrates human diversity. We strive to honor race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, abilities status, religious affiliation, and physical appearance. Please refer to Appendix ii:  nasen’s Equality and Diversity policy for further information.