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We have 15 different categories to celebrate those who make a real difference to children with SEND.

Take a look at all of them below and what is expected for each award.

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Early years categories

nasen’s Award for Early Years

Sponsored by Nursery World

The Award for Early Years (including all through schools) recognises a setting that has effectively promoted inclusion by providing exceptional provision and practice to recognise and champion children with SEND aged 5 years and under.

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nasen’s Award for Primary Provision

Sponsored by IDL 

The Award for Primary Provision (including all through schools) recognises a setting that has effectively promoted inclusion by providing exceptional provision and practice to recognise and champion children with SEND aged between 4 - 11 years.

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nasen’s Award for Secondary Provision

Sponsorship available

The Award for Secondary Provision (including all through schools) recognises a setting that has effectively promoted inclusion by providing exceptional provision and practice to recognise and champion children and young people with SEND aged between 11 - 16 years.

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nasen’s Award for 16 – 25 Provision

Sponsorship Available

The Award for 16 - 25 Provision recognises a setting that has effectively promoted inclusion by providing exceptional provision and practice to recognise and champion young people with SEND aged between 16 - 25 years.

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nasen’s Award for Specialist Provision

Sponsorship Available

The Award for Specialist Provision recognises a specialist setting that has effectively promoted inclusion throughout the setting by offering exceptional provision.

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nasen’s Award for Co-Production with Families

Sponsored by Seashell Trust

The Award for Co-production with Families recognises a setting which demonstrates effective use of person-centred working with children, young people and their families.

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nasen’s Award for Young Person Aged 16 and Under

Sponsorship Available

The Young Person Achievement (Under 16) Award recognises an individual under the age of 16 years who has achieved against the odds and/or made a positive difference to the lives of children and young people with SEND.

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nasen’s Award for Young Person Aged Over 17

Sponsorship Available

The Young Person Achievement (Over 17) Award recognises an individual between 17 - 25 that has achieved against the odds and/or made a positive difference to the lives of children and young people with SEND.

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nasen’s Award for SEND Leader

Sponsored by National Education Union

The Award for SEND Leader (Including senior leaders and governors from any school or setting) recognises a leader or leadership team which has demonstrated exceptional strategic development of inclusion and provision resulting in improved outcomes for children and young people with SEND. 

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nasen’s Award for Learning Support Staff Member

Sponsored by Axcis Education

The Award for Learning Support Staff Member recognises excellent practice leading to the improved outcomes for children and young people with SEND.

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nasen’s Award for Teacher

Sponsored by SENDCast

The Award for Teacher recognises an inspiring teacher who, through their practice, has had an exceptional impact on children and young people with SEND.

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nasen’s Award for Technology

Sponsored by Scanning Pens

The Award for Technology recognises an organisation or education setting that effectively demonstrates how technology has been used to promote inclusion for children and young people with SEND.

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nasen’s Award for Publication (David Ryan)

Sponsorship Available

The Award for Publication recognises an innovative publication (including e-publications) which has had a positive impact on children and young people with SEND.

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nasen’s Award for International Provision

Sponsorship available

The Award for International Provision recognises an international education setting that has effectively promoted inclusion and offers exceptional provision for children and young people with SEND.

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nasen’s Award for Person of the Year

Sponsorship available

The Award for Person of the Year focuses on an individual who has made significant, innovative and outstanding contributions to enhancing the SEND community.

Submit a nomination

Nominations are open!

Join us this year celebrating and submit a nomination today but hurry, nominations close on the 29th July 2022!