Welcome to nasen

nasen (National Association for Special Educational Needs) is a charitable membership organisation that supports all education practitioners by providing relevant Continuing Professional Development and Learning (CPDL), resources, advice, information and much more to enable staff to meet the needs of all pupils including pupils with learning differences.

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About nasen

Established in 1992, nasen are a charity organisation that supports all education practitioners to ensure that they are equipped  to identify and meet hte needs of all children and young people with SEND. 

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What we do

 We provide: Continuing Professional Development (CPD), resources, advice, information and much more to enable all staff to meet the needs of all their pupils.

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Join for free

Join our growing community to help boost your professional portfolio and save you and your setting time and money.  As a 
member you will receive excellent support, tools, CPD opportunities and resources to help meet the needs of ALL pupils.

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Publication Subscription

This service will provide you with hard copies of our sector-leading bi-monthly magazine, ‘nasen Connect’, and access to all three of nasen’s well-established and respected academic journals;

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Annual Webinar Pass

Access to all of nasen’s CPDL webinars, of which we are committed to delivering at least 70 throughout the year. Unable to attend the live event? We will send you details on how to access the recordings, to make sure you never miss out!

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SENCO Support Service

A comprehensive information support hub designed for SENCOs. Our online hub is organised into useful topics to help resolve all of your SEND queries. Can’t find what you’re looking for online? You’ll be able to reach out directly to our Education Team

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International Membership

We are constantly striving to work alongside international colleagues to help and support with research, training and resources. For our international colleagues, nasen membership is available for £50 a year.

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Involving families in provision for students with DLD

Online
09 Mar 2021
FREE
mainstream
primary
secondary
DLD

This is an intermediate level webinar aimed at SENCos in primary and secondary mainstream settings to help improve provision for students with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD).

Understanding the difference between SEND and Disadvantage in schools

Online
09 Mar 2021
FREE

A thought-provoking session based on evidence and experience which challenges the understanding of SEND and Disadvantage in schools.

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The graduated approach at the heart of distributed leadership for SEND

Online
10 Mar 2021
FREE

A webinar looking at distributed leadership, aimed at SENCOs, Headteachers and Senior Leaders, Governors and CEOs.

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Empowering Staff to Provide SEN Support: The Role of Leaders

Online
11 Mar 2021
FREE
secondary
send support

This webinar aims to support secondary SENCOs and all other leaders to empower teaching staff to effectively meet the needs of pupils at SEND Support.

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Evaluation of a Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) pathway

Online
16 Mar 2021
FREE
primary
secondary
mainstream
SLCN
DLD

This is an intermediate level webinar aimed at senior leaders in primary and secondary mainstream settings to help improve provision for students with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD).

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Building effective practice to support students with DLD

Online
18 Mar 2021
FREE
DLD
mainstream
primary

This is an intermediate level webinar aimed at teachers in primary mainstream settings to help improve provision for students with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD).

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Building effective practice to support students with DLD

  • Webcasts
  • 04 Mar 2021
Free
DLD
mainstream

This is an intermediate level webinar aimed at teachers in primary mainstream settings to help improve provision for students with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD).

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Webinar: Inclusive Curriculum through the Ofsted Lens

  • Webcasts
  • 02 Mar 2021
Free
ofsted

In this recorded online conference, speakers including Professor Barry Carpenter, WSS National SEND Leader Malcolm Reeve and a representative from Ofsted explore how school leaders can implement an inclusive curriculum for all learners.

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Webinar: PE, Inclusive Sport and Wellbeing

  • Webcasts
  • 24 Feb 2021
Free
PE
sport

This webinar focuses on how to ensure your PE and school sport offer is Inspiring, Accessible and Meaningful for all your pupils during and post the national lockdown period.

Webinar: High-Quality Teaching - Targeting Areas of Need

  • Webcasts
  • 23 Feb 2021
Free
HQT
QFT
mainstream

This two-part webinar series will focus on how high-quality teaching, also known as quality-first teaching (QFT), can be targeted at identified areas of need.

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Webinar: Inclusive Maths - Bridging the gap between abstract and concrete

  • Webcasts
  • 18 Feb 2021
Free
maths

This webinar focuses on recently updated KS1 and KS2 Maths guidance and introduces principles and practical strategies that can be used by teachers to ensure Maths lessons improve outcomes for all learners.