Winners of 2017

Thursday 19th October saw nasen host a special awards ceremony at the Museum of London in celebration of the charities 25th anniversary.

The evening, which was hosted by comedian Lucy Porter, saw nearly 200 guests come together in order to recognise and celebrate the fantastic work of those who make a real difference to children and young people with SEND.

Chief Executive of nasen, Dr Adam Boddison said: “It’s an honour that we as a charity are able to bring together a host of people from across the SEND sector in order to celebrate and reward some of the most inspirational work that has taken place over the last 25 years.

It gives us the opportunity to say thank you to those people who make a real difference to the lives of children and young people with SEND and who dedicate their time to helping them fulfil their potential.

It was great to be able to reward schools, settings, organisations and individuals for their hard work and continued support to SEND
”.

 

Nursery-World

Excellent Practice in Early Years Award

Sponsored by: Nursery World
What the award was for?

Early years’ organisations where they have improved outcomes for children with SEND through their outstanding practice.

Winner:

Harrington Nursery School

 


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Excellent Practice in Further Education

Sponsored by: Slindon College
What the award was for?

Further education organisations who educate young people over the age of 16 and where they have improved outcomes for young people with SEND through their excellent practice.

Winner:

Heart of Worcestershire college

 


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Excellent Practice in Primary School Award

Sponsored by: Wolverhampton University
What the award was for?

Any schools who educate primary-aged children where they have improved outcomes for those children with SEND through their outstanding practice.

Winner:

St Aidens, Billinge

 


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Excellent Practice in Secondary School Award

Sponsored by: GL Assessment
What the award was for?

Any school who educate secondary-aged children and young people and where they have improved outcomes for those children and young people with SEND through their outstanding practice.

Winner:

PACA

 


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Excellent Practice in Special School Award

Sponsored by: nisai Learning
What the award was for?

This award will recognise a special school where outstanding practice in outreach has led to improved outcomes and wider impact beyond the school. 

Winner:

Camberwell Park School

 


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Exceptional Parental Engagement Award

Sponsored by: PSS
What the award was for?
Any educational setting that can demonstrate they have engaged positively with parents or carers of children and young people with SEND, and where this has resulted in improved outcomes for these children and young people and their families. 

Winner:

Aspire Federation, Landgate School

 


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Technology Award

Sponsored by:ANT Education Ltd
What the award was for?
Any educational setting that can demonstrate that they have been innovative in their approach to ensuring full accessibility for inclusion with technology in order to improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND. OR any organisation who has demonstrated support for schools, settings and children and young people through technology or software

Winner:

Victoria Education Centre

 


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Effective Collaborative Working Award

Sponsored by:Action on Hearing Loss
What the award was for?
Any educational setting that can demonstrate that they have collaborated effectively with other settings in order to improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND. 

Winner:

Kilgarth School, The Aspire Project

 


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Young person/Youth achievement Award

Sponsored by:The Nurture Group Network
What the award was for?
A child or young person who has achieved against the odds and/or made a difference to the lives of other people with SEND. 

Winner:

Mair Elliot

 


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Inspiring Publication Award

Sponsored by:Magic Link Handwriting
What the award was for?
A publication whose content has inspired those working with children and young people with SEND

Winner:

Positive Looking: Development of Visual Skills Programme

 

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Inspirational Teacher Award

Sponsored by: Axcis
What the award was for?
A teacher who has demonstrated innovative and unique practice which has improved outcomes for children and young people with SEND. 

Winner:

Tania Brooks, Developing cyber and other computing skills in readiness for employment

 


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Inspirational Leader Award

Sponsored by: Routledge
What the award was for?
A leader from any setting who has inspired others to improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND. 

Winner:

Darryl Morgan, The Ridgeway School

 


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Learning Support Staff Award

Sponsored by: Best Practice Network
 What the award was for?
Any learning support staff who has demonstrated innovative and unique practice which has improved outcomes for children and young people with SEND 

Winner:

Karen Parkinson

 


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Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by: Educater
What the award was for?
An inspirational individual who, through their dedication over a significant amount of time, has had a meaningful impact on the lives of children and young people with SEND. 

Winner:

Jenny Gridley