Award Categories

School and organisational categories:

The Innovation Award for Technology

Who is the award for?
Any organisation or educational setting that can effectively demonstrate how technology has been used to promote inclusion for children and young people with SEND.

To nominate for the Innovation Award for Technology, you must be able to provide evidence to show how technology has promoted inclusion, what positive impact this has had for children/young people with SEND (Example; how successfully does the technology promote children’s learning and development) and how this is accessible to all teaching staff and to parents/carers.

The David Ryan Publication Award 2019

Who is the award for?
Any organisation or educational setting that has used an innovative publication (including e-books) which has had a positive impact on children/young people with SEND.

To submit a nomination for the David Ryan Publication Award, you must be able to provide evidence that demonstrates how the publication has promoted inclusion, what positive impact it has had for children/young people with SEND (Example; how successfully does the publication promote children’s learning and development) and how this is accessible to all teaching staff and to parents/carers.

The nasen Awards for Early Years provision (can include all through schools)

Any Early Years provision that has effectively promoted inclusion throughout the school by providing outstanding provision/practice that is above what’s expected/average can be nominated for this award.

To nominate, you must be able to provide evidence on how the setting has had a positive impact on children/young people and how children/young people and parents/carers are part of the success.

The nasen Awards for Primary provision (can include all through schools)

Any Primary provision that has effectively promoted inclusion throughout the school by providing outstanding provision/practice that is above what’s expected/average can be nominated for this award.

To nominate for the Primary provision award, you must be able to provide evidence on how your setting has had a positive impact on children/young people, and how children/young people and parents/carers are part of the success.

The nasen Awards for Secondary provision (can include all through schools)

Any Secondary provision that has effectively promoted inclusion throughout the school by providing outstanding provision/practice that is above what’s expected/average can be nominated for this award.

To nominate for the Secondary provision award, you must be able to provide evidence on how your setting has had a positive impact on children/young people and how children/young people and parents/carers are part of the success.

The nasen Awards for Post 16-25 provision

Any Post 16-25 provision that has effectively promoted inclusion throughout the school by providing outstanding provision/practice that is above what’s expected/average can be nominated for this award.

To nominate for the Post 16-25 provision award, you must be able to provide evidence on how your setting has had a positive impact on children/young people and how children/young people and parents/carers are part of the success.

Provision of the Year Award

Any education setting that has effectively promoted inclusion throughout the setting by providing outstanding provision/practice that is above what’s expected/average can be nominated for this award.

To nominate for the Provision of the year award, you must be able to provide evidence on how your setting has had a positive impact on children/young people and how children/young people and parents/carers are part of the success.

The nasen Award for Co-production with Children and Young People and their Families

This award is for any educational setting that effectively promotes inclusive engagement with parents/carers and families and how this practice has a positive impact on the outcomes of children/young people and their families.

To nominate for this award, you must be able to provide evidence on what approach(es) are used to support parental engagement, and how this is having a positive impact on the children/young people and their families.

Individual Categories

Young person/Youth (up to 25 years) Achievement Award

For this prestigious award, we are looking for young individuals that have achieved against the odds and made a positive difference to the lives of other children/young people with SEND. To nominate, please provide supporting documents detailing the achievements of the young person and how their work/approach has had or is having a positive impact on other children/young people.

nasen Teacher of the Year Award

We are looking for inspiring teachers that have had a positive impact on children/young people with SEND through outstanding practice. To nominate for this award, please provide supporting evidence to show how the teacher has worked in partnership with children/young people, how their practice demonstrates inclusivity and what aspects of their provision/practice goes above and beyond what is expected.

SEND Leader of the Year Award (including senior leaders and governors from any school or setting)

We are looking for SEND leaders that can demonstrate how their strategic delivery demonstrates inclusivity, for example how do they lead others and how do they realise an inclusive vision?

To nominate for this award please provide evidence that documents how their strategic approach is different to practice in other schools and settings, what impact their work/approach is having for children/young people with SEND and to what extent children/young people and their parents/carers and families are part of the success.

Learning Support Staff of the Year Award

This award is for anyone in a learning support role that has demonstrated excellent practice which has improved outcomes for children/young people with SEND. To nominate for this award please provide evidence on how their practice demonstrates inclusivity (example, how are they establishing and maintaining productive relationships with children), how their provision goes above and beyond what is expected and how their work is having a positive impact on children/young people with SEND.

Examples of evidence: For each nomination across all categories we would like to see evidence of how your nomination meets the criteria, examples of evidence can include:

  • Attainment, progress or outcomes data (or other relevant outcomes)
  • Case Studies
  • Independent evaluation
  • External validation e.g. Inclusion Quality Mark
  • Ofsted reports
  • Stakeholders survey information (e.g. from parents, children, young people and staff)
  • Comments/testimonials from parents and children/young people

You can attach supporting documents on this nomination form, or alternatively you can email: nasenAwards@nasen.org.uk