Everyone’s a winner at the nasen Awards 2018

Friday 19th October saw nasen host a special awards ceremony at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel, London in celebration of those who make a real difference to children and young people with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities). The evening, which was hosted by celebrity guest Vanessa Feltz, saw nearly 200 guests come together, to recognise and celebrate the fantastic work being done by individuals, schools, and organisations to ensure children and young people with SEND can go on to reach their full potential.


Chief Executive of nasen, Dr Adam Boddison said:

“It’s an honour that we as a charity are able to bring together a host of people from across the SEND community in order to celebrate and reward some of the most inspirational work that has taken place over the last 12 months. This is the second year running for our awards ceremony, which gives us the opportunity to say thank you to those people who make a real difference to the lives of children and young people with SEND and who dedicate their time to helping them fulfil their potential. It is great to be able to reward schools, settings, organisations and individuals for their hard work and continued support to SEND”.

And the winners are….

Excellent practice in Early Years sponsored by Nursery World – Batchley First School

Excellent practice in Post 16 Education sponsored by Iansyst – Whitefield Academy Trust

Excellent practice in Primary Schools sponsored by GL Assessment – Stanley Primary School

Excellent practice in Secondary School sponsored by Nisai Group – Oakfield High School and College

Excellent practice in Special School sponsored by Axcis – Fiveways Special School, Inclusion for All

Exceptional Parental Engagement sponsored by the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) – Phoenix School

Effective Technology/Resource Award sponsored by Pearson – Indirect Dyslexia Learning (IDL)

Young Person/Youth Achievement sponsored by Thrive – Jack Whitfield

Inspirational Teacher sponsored by National Education Union (NEU) – Jonathan Baron

Inspirational Leader sponsored by University of Wolverhampton – Natalie

Menagh Learning Support Staff sponsored by Best Practice Network – Karen Brownhill

Lifetime Achievement sponsored by SEN Legal – David Ryan


More about nasen

nasen (National Association of Special Educational Needs) is a charity organisation who have been operating since 1992.


nasen is a membership organisation who support thousands of practitioners by providing relevant information, training and resources to enable staff to meet all pupils’ needs. Working with dedicated education professionals, their aim is to ensure that practice for special and additional needs is both effective and current.


Looking for a SEND teaching or support job? Or perhaps you need to recruit school staff? Take a look at Axcis Education, the SEND recruitment specialist.


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