Our Team

Our team work hard to support and develop the SEND workforce. We have a dedicated, specialist education team, as well as marketing, operations, financial, and commercial functions. Find out more about the staff who work at nasen.

Executive Leadership team

Professor Adam Boddison

Chief Executive & Chair of Whole School SEND

Professor Adam Boddison is the Chief Executive of nasen with responsibility for strategic direction and operational delivery across the full breadth of nasen’s activity. He is the main point of contact for the board of trustees and has a close working relationship with the Department for Education (DfE). Adam also has overall responsibility for external relations and business development.

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Claudia Lace

Personal Assistant

Claudia is responsible for providing the executive leadership team with administrative and secretarial support.

Alison Wilcox

Education Director

Alison leads our Education team and is part of nasen’s executive leadership team. Alison has overall responsibility for nasen’s educational objectives.

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Amrit Singh

Finance and Commercial Director

As part of the Executive Leadership team, Amrit provides commercial and operational leadership for nasen ensuring its future sustainability and ability to continue meeting the sector’s needs. Amrit is responsible for Development & Operations, Finance, International Development and Sales & Marketing.

Whole School SEND team

Alex Grady

Alex Grady

Head of Whole of School SEND (interim)

Alex is interim Head of WSS and is responsible for the contract management and project delivery for our current DfE project 'Whole School SEND'.

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Malcolm Reeve

National SEND Leader

Malcolm has worked in the field of SEND for 30 years and in that time has worked in adult provision, mainstream schools, and special schools. He has worked in with children throughout the age range and with learning difficulties ranging from moderate to profound. Malcolm has been a Headteacher of three schools and one federation. He is a National Leader of Education, a Member of the National SEND Forum, and Patron of the Centre Algarve holiday centre for people with special needs.

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Simon Knight

National SEND Leader

Simon Knight is Joint Headteacher at Frank Wise school in Banbury, a school for children aged between 2 and 19 with severe or profound and multiple learning disabilities. He has sat on the DfE panels developing both the Professional Standards for Teaching Assistants and the Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development. He regularly writes and contributes comment and content for a range of publications and organisations.

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Harriet Hannan

WSS Head of Programmes

Harriet is responsible for the contract management and project delivery for our current DfE project 'Whole School SEND'.

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Natalie Reid

WSS Communications and Training Events Manager

Natalie is responsible for the day-to-day liaison with the regional teams as well as building the Community of Practice. Natalie also manages and promotes our regional CPD events for the current DfE funded project 'Whole School SEND'.

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Jenny Bridgwater

WSS Programme Assistant

Jenny provides support to the Consortium and project delivery across the WSS contract.

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Francesca Wakefield

WSS Project Manager

Francesca supports project delivery for WSS and works on the events strands.

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Sarah Ayebi-Kwakye

WSS Project Manager

Sarah supports project delivery for WSS through our work with Local Authorities

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Pernille Petersen

WSS Project Manager

Pernille supports contract management and project delivery for WSS and liaises with our consortium partners.

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Mia Tuckey

WSS Programme Assistant

Mia provides administrative and logistical support for WSS, supporting the event strands and regional teams.

Whole School SEND Review Trial team

Funded by the Endowment Foundation, WSS, in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University, is managing the trial to evaluate the impact of the WSS Review process on attainment and wellbeing of young people with SEND.

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Margaret Mulholland

EEF Project Director

Margaret is joint Project Director for the EEF funded trial of the Whole School SEND Review in secondary mainstream schools.

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Katherine Walsh

EEF Project Director

Katherine is joint Project Director for the EEF funded trial of the Whole School SEND Review in secondary mainstream schools.

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Helen Prosser

EEF Project Manager

Helen supports project delivery for the EEF trial, liaising with Project Directors, partners, stakeholders and participating schools.

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Kayla Simpson-George

EEF Programme Assistant

Kayla provides administrative and logistical support for the EEF trial.