Exhibitor list

The one-day SEND conference this summer promises to provide delegates the opportunity to network with other SEND professionals, explore the latest SEND developments and update their knowledge, as well as hear from a group of key figures from within the sector.

During the day you will also get access to a huge range of exciting exhibitors. Discover the list of exhibitors attending the event below, and keep checking back for more!

nasen Exhibitor Pack 2018 Official.pdf



Crick Software

Stand: 1
Crick Software produces award-winning reading and writing software for children of all ages and abilities. Its products are widely used to support pupils with dyslexia, learning difficulties, speech or language impairments, physical disabilities and other special needs.

The company's best-known product is its acclaimed literacy support tool Clicker, which is currently used in thousands of UK primary schools. The latest version, Clicker 7, is the most accessible, user-friendly and customisable version to date!

Using iPads? Crick’s exciting range of Clicker Apps includes Clicker Communicator - the child-friendly classroom communication aid.

For struggling secondary school writers, take a look at DocsPlus.


nisai Group

Stand: 2
The Nisai Group is an award-winning Ofsted rated Good provider dedicated to ensuring all children, including those with SEN, have access to a high-quality inclusive education. For over 20 years, Nisai has developed an offering that supports learners as individuals and has continued to support the personal and academic needs of students, their families’ and the broader community. Those who have Special Educational Needs such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, to name but a few have gone on to achieve their academic and personal goals.

We work alongside schools, local authorities, care homes and alternative provisions to support and expand their offering through the Nisai Virtual Academy or ‘NVA’, our online platform. Our platform is interactive, with a variety of short and long-term courses available in completely inclusive online classrooms taught by qualified teachers who are specially trained to support and engage students with barriers to learning.

As a lead sponsor, Nisai will exhibit at nasen Live, where our dedicated team will be available to meet with SENCOs and other practitioners about the services available at Nisai. Join us at stand 2.




Stand: 4
Axcis is the foremost supplier of SEND staff to mainstream and specialist schools, PRUs and alternative provisions across England and Wales. Providing teaching, leadership and support staff, Axcis has experience with all levels of recruitment across a wide range of special needs. Visit the Axcis website or contact your local office to learn more about how we can help you to recruit the right staff for your school or provision.



Whole School SEND

Stand: 5
Whole School SEND is a consortium made up of schools, third sector organisations, parents and young people. WSS is hosted by nasen with the Institution of Education as a key strategic partner and is part-funded by the Department for Education. WSS’s aim is to collaborate, share learning and drive improvement nationwide, with the ultimate aim of improving outcomes for learners with SEND. WSS has produced a number of free resources which can be downloaded from www.wholeschoolsend.com.



Stand: 6
Fagus is a unique educational resource which provides a mechanism for schools to understand and monitor their pupils’ social and emotional development and measure progress. It was born out of a need that teachers had at the innovative developmental trauma-aware Beech Lodge School in Berkshire, (Fagus is the Latin word for beech) and is now available to use by teachers and educational practitioners in schools across the country.

The practical Fagus toolkit consists of 13 printed Developmental Guides, each one relating to a social and emotional domain such as ‘self-esteem’, ‘socialisation’ and ‘coping’ as well as supporting online tools including Developmental Checklists and Profiles, which can be used to establish a child’s current level of development.

User feedback from the educational community reports that Fagus has helped teachers understand complex pupil behaviour, clarify a child’s specific weakness in their social and emotional development and apply appropriate interventions and goals. Schools have observed positive changes in their pupils’ behaviour as well as improvements in their emotional well-being and learning outcomes.

For more information go to https://www.beechlodgeschool.co.uk/ or call 0845 5651758".





Stand: 7
Edukey Education develops innovative software that meets the needs of teachers, students and schools.

Class Charts – Combines data rich seating plans and effective behaviour management. It streamlines managing pupil behaviour, saving teachers and SLT hours of time.

Provision Map – Streamlines the process of managing SEN, saves hours of time, can help secure extra funding plus helps succeed with Ofsted. Includes Learning Plans, Costed Provision Mapping, Reports and parental communication.

Safeguard My School - Allows teachers to communicate and act upon issues quickly from anywhere in your school



Stand: 8
At Pearson, our portfolio of assessments and interventions can be used to help profile students’ strengths and weaknesses, identify areas for investigation and chart progress and development. The outcomes of our tools can be used to guide progress and inform wider education, health and care plans.

Visit our stand to learn more about tools for: literacy, numeracy, language, dyslexia, emotional and behavioural difficulties and teacher development. And learn more about Q-interactive, our revolutionary digital assessment system that delivers the world's most advanced assessment tools you can take with you anywhere.


Front Row

Stand: 9
FrontRow’s mission is to improve the soundscape of classrooms ensuring that the teacher’s voice is heard by all children, irrespective of their position relative to the teacher. How can a student develop speech and language unless they can clearly hear the teacher’s voice?

FrontRow’s Juno is portable and highly effective in improving the listening skills of all children whilst preserving the teacher’s voice. Juno soundfield helps all children including those with ADHD, hearing impairment, CAPD, autism and helps with inclusion issues.


GL Assessment

Our award winning SEN Assessment Test has been developed to ensure schools have the basic SEN assessment tools they may need. It brings together a number of tried and tested products that cover the most common and current areas of SEN. The assessments within the toolkit cover four areas: Dyslexia, Literacy, Numeracy, and Mental Health and Wellbeing.

For over 35 years, we have provided assessments for children's education, mental health and wellbeing. We are the leading provider of formative assessments to UK schools, as well as providing assessments for overseas ministries and British, bilingual and international schools in over 100 countries worldwide.

Join us at nasen live on Stand 10 to learn about the SEN Assessment Toolkit, a one-stop-shop for SEN assessments

“Tried and tested…GL Assessment has developed a one-stop-shop for SEN assessments ‘ Lorraine Petersen, OBE



Speech Link

Help with Speech and Language in the classroom and improve attainment. Speech Link and Language Link’s online assessments and interventions support pupils with SLCN (4-11years). User friendly, online packages deliver evidence of narrowing the gap for disadvantaged pupils and aim to empower education professionals.

Standardised assessment provides early identification of SLCN.

3 step intervention strategies focuses on whole class strategies, targeted group interventions and NEW supplementary teaching.

Measured outcomes offer holistic evidence of a child’s improvement in language skills essential for Ofsted and the Pupil Premium.

Dynamic provision maps allow the SENCo to track effectiveness of interventions.

Try a free week’s demo of our packages to find out more about how they deliver evidence of narrowing the gap for pupils with SLCN.



Open Objects

Stand: 13
Open Objects is a leading provider of digital solutions, putting information, advice and guidance at the heart of health and social care transformation. We support over 90 local authorities in England to promote independence and wellbeing in their local communities. Building on the success of our market-leading platforms in adult social care and Family Information Services, we deliver a range of effective self-serve solutions to support the implementation of the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014. Learn more about Open Objects at www.openobjects.com




Vision for Education

Stand: 15
Vision for Education, ABC Teachers and Smart Teachers work closely with SEND schools across the country, providing high-quality teaching and support staff for day-to-day supply cover, short and long-term placements and permanent recruitment. We are official partners of Tes Global and have 16 branches across the country. We have a genuine commitment to the learning and development of children and young people. Our dedicated teams of SEND experts recruit specialist teaching and support staff with the patience, enthusiasm and commitment to support students with special educational needs and disabilities




Mighty Writer

Stand: 16
Winner of the Education Resources Awards 2018 for Best Primary Resource.

Mighty Writer is a brand new, innovative and multisensory resource. It transforms children’s literacy almost overnight. We guarantee that. Teachers rate it 9.7/10. It teaches the whole process of learning to write from speaking in simple sentences through to planning and editing increasingly complex and sophisticated stories. Its core age range is for 4-7 years, however it can be used with children of all abilities from those who are reluctant to speak to the very able. It teaches fictional and non-fictional writing and enables children to become independent and competent writers.



Best Practice Network

Best Practice Network

Stand: 17
Best Practice Network (BPN) provides nationally recognised CPD programmes and school improvement services to support education professionals in schools, early years settings, multi-academy trusts and teaching school alliances to deliver great education for all children and young people regardless of background. BPN is a long established provider of the National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO), incorporating the Postgraduate Certificate in Inclusive Education from Bath Spa University’s Professional Master’s Programme. It is a work-based, flexible and practical programme designed to fully support SENCOs and schools to meet the needs of children with SEND.

Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Stand: 18
Edge Hill University is based in Ormskirk in the North West of England, close to Liverpool and Manchester, and has a wide range of local and regional delivery centres throughout the country. We are one of the leading providers of Postgraduate Professional Development across the whole school workforce and deliver nationally. When it comes to Special Educational Needs and Inclusion the Faculty of Education has an enviable reputation for outstanding professional development.


Phonic Books

Stand: 19
Phonic Books Ld specialises in publishing decodable books for beginner and catch-up readers. The three founders are dyslexia -trained teachers who have used their expertise to create highly-effective reading resources.

Our Dandelion Books series for young readers combine step-by-step phonics and imaginative stories and illustrations that will entertain pupils while building the phonic foundations independent readers need.

Our series for older readers offer age-appropriate, action-packed stories and fantastic illustrations that will reengage the reluctant and struggling reader.


Shannon Trust Turning Pages

Stand: 20
Through Turning Pages, Shannon Trust aims to unlock the power of reading for all. Since we launched our first reading plan at HMP Wandsworth in 2001 we have been developing our expertise in peer delivered reading programmes for adults and in 2015 launched Turning Pages, a brand new reading programme written specifically for teenage and adult learners, and for delivery by non-experts. Anyone who can read can use Turning Pages to teach someone who struggles to read. Sales from Turning Pages provide sustainable income for the wider work of the charity.


Panoramic Care

Stand: 21
Panoramic Care is a senior level recruitment firm within the Specialist Care, Education and Health sectors. Our industry-wide expertise and immersive understanding of these sectors is combined with a genuine passion to support and add value to the organisations we work with. We have built a reputation for providing the highest quality senior level professionals, and for sourcing rare and in demand skill sets.



Stand: 22
Thrive is a specific way of working with all children and young people that supports emotional and social well-being. The Thrive Approach teaches you how to be, and what to do, in response to young people’s differing and sometimes challenging behaviour, providing targeted strategies and activities to help them re-engage with life and learning.

Thrive offers inductions and introductory training for staff plus core training for SENDCos and others wishing to become Licensed Practitioners.


The Communication Trust

Stand: 24


The Communication Trust is a coalition of over 50 not-for-profit organisations. Together we support everyone who works with children and young people to support their speech, language and communication. We focus on those who have speech, language and communication needs and also support all children and young people to communicate to the best of their ability.



Stand: 24


I CAN is the leading charity for children and young people’s speech, language and communication. We provide effective, practical evidence-based solutions that change the lives of children and young people with communication difficulties and support all children’s communication development.


New Way Day Services

Stand: 25
ATTA’s Student’s Objective Recommendation Tool (SORT) is a developmentally-driven goal recommendation system to be used in conjunction with The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skill Revised (ABLLS-R). Goals in the SORT system have been systematized using empirical studies to determine the most developmentally appropriate order to facilitate language acquisition. ATTA's SORT system streamlines using the ABLLS-R by using a child’s current performance across the ABLLS-R sections A-J objectives to recommend optimal and developmentally priority language targets. The SORT can be utilized by both parents and professionals to generate effective language programs for children with autism and related disabilities.



Stand: 26

At NAHT, we support and grow communities of like-minded professionals, from aspiring leaders through to middle, senior and retired leaders.

Our unrivalled professional and personal development paths, expertise and legal protection will support both you and your career journey.

We do this in the following ways:

• Providing you with expert resources, information and guidance on up-to-date key issues, and access to a like-minded community of more than 40,000 members.

• Ensuring you have dedicated legal protection and advice from specialist advisers (including employment matters).

• Inviting you to bespoke conferences where you have the opportunity to share experiences with each other, listen to key educational leadership topics and join debates with your peers and seniors.

• Delivering a focused and respected voice through lobbying and consultation with key decision makers.

E: joinus@naht.org.uk

T: 01444 472414

W: naht.org.uk



Stand: 28


Pdnet is a free membership network for all those who support learners with a physical disability. In April 2017 pdnet was awarded DfE contract ‘Support for Children and Young People with Physical Disabilities’ which aims to improve the knowledge, skills and capacity of the physical disability workforce across all phases of education. We invite you to come and learn more about our free resources; pdnet Standards, which provide a practical structure for schools to self-evaluate their provision and Level 1 training modules ‘Raising awareness of physical disability’.


Commando Joe's

Stand: 29


Building character and resilience in school’s! Commando Joe’s team of highly skilled instructors work alongside teachers in schools across the UK. Our instructors offer team-building, mentoring, self-discipline and encouragement in/out of the classroom. Come and see our new "Top Secret" COJO box and new school led model. Our mission is simple – when it comes to education we believe there should be no child left behind.



Stand: 30


Safespaces supply attractive, robust, custom made, high and low sensory environments for people with complex needs, autism, epilepsy, sensory issues or challenging behaviours.The Safespace provides a calm, cosy, therapeutic space where learners can explore sensory equipment, engage in therapeutic activities and be supported with behaviour self management strategies.



Stand: 33


As the industry’s leading provider, we offer the broadest portfolio of life-changing hearing solutions. From pediatric to profound hearing loss, we remain committed to creating hearing solutions that change people’s lives to thrive socially and emotionally. We believe in changing lives and creating a world where ‘Life is on’ for everyone.


Routledge Education

Stand: 34


Routledge Education is the proud co-publisher of an award-winning series of books with nasen, which cover a huge range of topics within SEND and aimed at pre- and in-service teachers, SENCOs and teacher educators. Written by many of the UK’s leading experts in the field, their highly practical professional resources are staff-room essentials in early years settings, primary and secondary schools around the country. Routledge is part of the Taylor and Francis Group, an informa business.



Stand: 35


Pupil and School Support work with educational settings within the West Midlands, in order to help young people make progress and achieve, with a specific focus on those with cognition and learning difficulties and/or EAL. Support is delivered through direct work with pupils, teachers and support staff. We strategically assist SEND leaders in order to enable them to reflect on, implement and monitor a graduated approach to provision.



Stand: 36
MoneySense is a free, curriculum-linked, impartial financial education programme from NatWest which provides you with everything you need to teach 5-18 year-olds about money.

The free MoneySense resources have direct links to DfE subjects and the programme is accredited by Young Enterprise and has received the Financial Education Quality Mark. Schools can request bank employees to help run free interactive workshops which allow the students to solve real life, money related issues. But don’t just take our word for it, research shows 82% of 8-12-year olds say their knowledge and understanding of money has improved since using MoneySense. Sign up here today!


See Ability

Stand: 37
We don't underestimate people. See Ability encourages people with disabilities to challenge what they expect from life, from themselves and from wider society. The people we support overcome huge barriers to achieve exciting new things every day: some big, some small, all extraordinary. They challenge us all to rethink disability. SeeAbility provides extraordinary support and champions better eye care for people with learning disabilities and autism, many of whom have sight loss. Registered as The Royal School for the Blind, See Ability is one of the oldest disability charities in the UK and has pioneered specialist support for over 200 years. Help us rethink disability.

Special iApps

Special iApps

Stand: 38
At Special iApps, we develop educational apps for SEND and Early Years, to improve speech, literacy, numeracy, fine motor skills and more.

Founded in 2011, and Bett Awards 2018 finalists, we develop our apps in close collaboration with education and healthcare professionals, and parents of children who have additional needs.

Our apps are uncluttered, don't have adverts or tracking, and can be configured and personalised to suit the child. Our safe data-sharing facilities allow for easy home-school communication, and integrate with tools such as Showbie.

Available in many languages, our apps are transforming the lives of children around the world.

Scanning Pens

Scanning Pens

Stand: 39
Scanning Pens provide reading aids for those with Special Educational Needs / SpLD as well as those wishing to improve their literacy. Scanning Pens is the world’s leading supplier of pen scanners. Our Exam Reader is JCQ approved and therefore NO Access Arrangements are required. Our pens have been successful in thousands of schools and colleges across the UK.