nasen Awards

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The nasen awards seek to recognise and share the best practice which, ultimately, really benefits children and young people with special and additional educational needs and disabilities (SEND). To have this impact, there are some common features of practice which we would expect to see evidenced across the categories. These features are:

  • inclusive leadership and governance which would be visible at every tier in an organisation
  • a collaborative approach to working
  • productive engagement with the full community of the organisation
  • innovation
  • a commitment to sharing effective practice beyond own organisation

Importantly, for every award there is an expectation that the work being recognised has improved outcomes for children or young people with SEND.

This year's nasen Awards ceremony will take place on Friday 19th October at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel. Those shortlisted to win an award will be invited to the black-tie ceremony which will include dinner and drinks.

School and organisational categories
  • Excellent Practice in Early Years Award
  • Excellent Practice in Post-16 Education
  • Excellent Practice in Primary School Award
  • Excellent Practice in Secondary School Award
  • Excellent Practice in Special School or Provision Award
  • Exceptional Parental Engagement Award
  • Effective Technology or Resource Award
Individual Categories
  • Young person/Youth achievement Award
  • Inspirational Teacher Award
  • Inspirational Leader Award
  • Learning Support Staff Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominations are now CLOSED


We are proud to have Experience Days supporting the nasen Awards 2018. Find out more about Experience Days.


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