Who is the event for?

nasen Live 2018 is a hugely popular SEND conference, best aimed at anyone working or supporting children and young people with SEND. This could be in a school setting, or at home.

Below offers more details about the benefits the seminars at the event will provide depending on your role. As well as these high quality seminars, delegates will also have an opportunity to browse through a range of exhibitor stands, dedicated to producing high quality SEND products and aids, whilst enjoying the light refreshments available throughout the day!

If you have more questions about the event, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team

nasen Live 2018: Who is the event for?


As both a strategic leader for SEND and a practitioner who needs to be able to support colleagues as well as parents and children and young people, it is vital to stay up to date. Attending nasen Live will offer you a unique opportunity for professional development which addresses specific areas such as how to structure effective support around social, emotional and mental well-being, introducing the group who are of dual or multiple exceptionality, as well as considering broad issues like developing a shared understanding of inclusion. The programme is varied and topical, with a range of speakers who bring extensive knowledge and experience in their fields with a common aim of supporting you in your work to meet the needs of all children and young people in your school or setting.

Head teachers, senior leaders

Responding to the question of ‘How well do the children and young people in your school benefit from the education they receive?’ is complex. One of the key areas for consideration is how well you provide for children and young people with SEND. Nasen Live offers you the rare opportunity to learn about good in practice at a whole school strategic level, from understanding what effective leadership for SEND looks like across a MAT to exploring how to maximise the use of teaching assistants in line with all available evidence. How SEND provision and practice is examined and evaluated by Ofsted and lessons learned from the body of knowledge generated by inspections to date can help your own school self-evaluation and understanding the legal requirements around SEND is essential. These are just some examples of the professional development on offer at nasen Live for those in leadership positions and the programme also offers an unmissable chance for your SENCO and other teaching staff, as well as for your link Governor for SEND, to access high quality and up-to-date CPD.


You have the responsibility of meeting the needs of children and young people with SEND in your classes. Nasen Live offers you the opportunity to learn more about how to do this effectively, as well as professional development linked to whole school SEND issues. Our programme includes sessions which examine the teacher’s role in whole school SEND provision, how to make assessment inclusive and evidence-based advice on how to best work with your teaching assistant as well as offering some practical classroom strategies.

Teaching Assistants

As a key part of the teaching workforce, you may often work with children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. Nasen Live offers you the chance to explore practice such as how to best support the social, emotional and mental health needs of the children or young people in your school, as well as understanding the latest advice about the role of the teaching assistant, based on evidence of what works. The programme covers a range of topics which are designed to help you develop your knowledge and understanding of SEND.


You want to be sure that the special educational needs of all the children and young people in your school are met. To do that, you need to be as informed about best practice as possible and nasen Live offers you an opportunity to learn about this. Sessions such as understanding good leadership for SEND within a MAT and understanding the requirements linked to external inspection by Ofsted related to SEND are crucial for developing reliable judgements about the provision in your own school. Attending nasen Live with the SENCO in your school could be a great way to understand current key issues for SEND.