Advisory Groups

Birth – Eleven Advisory Group (BEAG)

The role of BEAG is to support the work of all nasen members who are working within the early years and primary sector and respond to on behalf of nasen to early years and primary curriculum consultations, policy changes and educational initiatives. This advisory group will seek to represent the needs of children and young people within the early years and primary phases who have special and/or additional educational needs, by providing evidence from nasen members. This group will also support the work of the Education Team at nasen House in identifying key themes and speakers for nasen projects, conferences, seminars and events.

Eleven – Twenty-five Advisory Group (ETAG)

The role of ETAG is to support the work of all nasen members who are working within the secondary and post 16 sector and respond on behalf of nasen to secondary and post-16 curriculum consultations, policy changes and educational initiatives. This advisory group will seek to represent the needs of children and young people within the secondary and post-16 phases who have special and/or additional educational needs, by providing evidence from nasen members. This group will also support the work of the Education Team at nasen House in identifying key themes and speakers for nasen projects, conferences, seminars and events.

Publications Commissioning Advisory Group (PCAG)

The role of PCAG is to support the production of high quality publications relevant to the field of special and additional needs. This advisory group will receive and assess all commissioning proposals submitted to them and/or they will commission suitable authors to write on relevant topics to be published within the terms of nasen’s joint publishing agreement. This will include commissioning opportunities with a broad range of writers and publishers. This group consists of nasen members plus representatives from partner publishers.

SENCO & Learning Support Advisory Group (SLSAG)

The role of the SLSAG is to support the voice of all SENCOs and Learning Support professionals working in both mainstream and specialist settings. This group will respond to relevant consultations, educational initiatives and issues relating directly or indirectly to the role of SENCOs and Learning Support staff. This advisory group will seek to represent the needs of children and young people educated in both mainstream and specialist settings by providing evidence from nasen members in regard to the role and responsibilities of SENCOs and Learning Support professionals. This group will also support the work of the Education Team at nasen House in identifying key themes and speakers for nasen projects, conferences, seminars and events.

Specialist Provision Advisory Group (SPAG)

The role of the SPAG is to support the work of all nasen members who are working in special schools or specialist settings. This group will respond to relevant consultations, educational initiatives and issues relating directly or indirectly to special schools and specialist settings. This advisory group will seek to represent the needs of children and young people educated in special schools and specialists settings by providing evidence from nasen members. This group will also support the work of the Education Team at nasen House in identifying key themes and speakers for nasen projects, conferences, seminars and events.