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celebrating inclusive practice

18 November 2008

Celebrating Inclusive Practice

Winners and Tom Watt

Now in its sixteenth year, the nasen Awards represent excellence and best practice in books and resources for special educational needs. The awards celebrate inclusive practice and this year an overwhelming array of high quality submissions was received.

And the winners are:

Children’s Book Award (sponsored by Inclusive Technology) – Best Friends, illustrated by Mark Chambers, Tango Books

Special Educational Needs Academic Award – Achievement and Inclusion in Schools by Kristine Black-Hawkins, Lani Florian and Martyn Rouse Routledge

Book to support Teaching and Learning – Pupil Book Award (sponsored by Educational Solutions) - This Life Readers and Resource Pack by Jayne Garner, AXIS Education

Book to support Teaching and Learning – Teacher Book Award - Start Write, Stay Right! by Alison Harris and Janet Taylor TTS Group/Special Direct

Book that supports SEN and Disability Issues Award (sponsored by Rising Stars) - Inclusion in the Primary Classroom by Margaret Collins, Optimus Education

Inclusive Resource for Primary Classrooms Award – All Around Learning Circle Time Activity Mat, Learning Resources Ltd

ICT Accessibility Award (sponsored by UK Trade & Investment) - SUMS Maths
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In addition to the prize of £500 to the author and a quarter page advertisement in the Times Educational Supplement (TES) for the publisher, this year the winning publishers also received the nasen Inclusion Awards logo to use with their winning product.

Alison Harris and Janet Taylor were the proud winners of the Book to support Teaching and Learning – Teacher Book Award with Start Write, Stay Right: “When teaching phonics, teachers seem to forget the fundamentals. This book goes back to basics allowing teachers to teach it correctly, right from the start. We are both so proud to have won this award.”

Mark Chambers, illustrator of Best Friends, the winner of the Children’s Book Award explained: “This is a wonderful achievement for Tango Books. It was great to be shortlisted, but to leave here as a winner is fantastic.”

Lorraine Petersen, CEO of nasen, said: “Submissions this year were of a phenomenal standard. The winning resources provide highly interactive and engaging material for children and young people; they are truly inspiring! Nasen would like to express its gratitude to all the judges who took part in the selection of the winners. We would also like to thank the generous sponsors of this year’s awards.”

Nasen would also like to express its gratitude to all the judges who took part in the selection of the shortlisted titles for each category.

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