Award Categories

Inclusion is at the heart of what nasen is and what it works towards.  This is reflected in the upcoming nasen Awards, our hope for which is that practice in all types of settings will be exemplified, whether they be mainstream or special.

Award categories are:

Nursery-World

Excellent Practice in Early Years Award

Sponsored by: Nursery World
What is the award for?

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

Who is eligible?

Any settings with children in the Early Years Foundation Stage can apply, for example, schools, any private, voluntary or independent (PVI) setting such as pre-schools, nurseries, child minders, special schools

 


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Excellent Practice in Further Education

Sponsored by: Slindon College
What is the award 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.

Who is eligible?

Any further education setting can apply, for example, schools with sixth forms, further education colleges, universities, pupil referral units, special schools.

 


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Excellent Practice in Primary School Award

Sponsored by: Wolverhampton University
What is the award for?

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

Who is eligible?

Any school (maintained or independent) with primary-aged children can apply, for example, infant schools, junior schools, primary schools, first schools and middle schools, all through schools, pupil referral units, special schools etc.

 


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Excellent Practice in Secondary School Award

Sponsored by: GL Assessment
What is the award 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.

Who is eligible

Any school (maintained or independent) with secondary-aged children and young people can apply, for example, high schools, middle schools, secondary schools, all through schools, pupil referral units, special schools etc.

 


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Excellent Practice in Special School Award

Sponsored by: nisai Learning
What is the award for?

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

Who is eligible?

Any special school (maintained or independent) can apply.

 


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Exceptional Parental Engagement Award

Sponsored by: PSS
What is the award 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. 
Who is eligible?
Any education setting. This could be in early years, primary, secondary or further education.

 


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Technology Award

Sponsored by:ANT Education Ltd
What is the award 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
Who is eligible?
Any educational setting. This could be in early years, primary, secondary or further education, OR any organisation supporting the education sector

 


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Effective Collaborative Working Award

Sponsored by:Action on Hearing Loss
What is the award 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. 
Who is eligible?
Any educational setting. This could be in early years, primary, secondary or further education. 

 

 

 


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Young person/Youth achievement Award

Sponsored by:The Nurture Group Network
Who is the award 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. 
Who is eligible? 
Any child or young person up to the age of 25. 

 


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Inspiring Publication Award

Sponsored by: Magic Link Handwriting
What is the award for?
A publication whose content has inspired those working with children and young people with SEND 
Who is eligible?
All publications including books, magazines, journals, blogs, websites etc.

 


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Inspirational Teacher Award

Sponsored by: Axcis
Who is the award for?
A teacher who has demonstrated innovative and unique practice which has improved outcomes for children and young people with SEND. 
Who is eligible? 
This award is open to all teachers/tutors/practitioners in any setting.

 


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Inspirational Leader Award

Sponsored by: Routledge
Who is the award for?
A leader from any setting who has inspired others to improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND. 
Who is eligible?
Any leaders within any educational setting, for example, head teachers, SENCos, Nursery Managers, Heads of Department, FE Leaders etc.

 


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Learning Support Staff Award

Sponsored by: Best Practice Network
 Who is the award for?
Any learning support staff who has demonstrated innovative and unique practice which has improved outcomes for children and young people with SEND 
Who is eligible?
This award is open to all learning support staff in any setting.

 


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Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by: Educater
Who is the award 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. 
Who is eligible? 
This award is open to all individuals working in any setting.