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National Association for Special Educational Needs (nasen) — a charitable membership organisation that exists to support and champion those working with, and for, children and young people with SEND and learning differences.

Rooted in research and evidence-informed best practice, our information, training and resources ensure that our community members in the UK and across the globe are provided with the most up-to-date knowledge and support required to become effective, inclusive practitioners. Together we are able to contribute to the debate and effect change to improve provision within early years, schools, post-16 and wider settings and, ultimately, the children and young people that they serve.

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Whole School SEND

Whole School SEND (WSS). WSS is hosted by the National Association for Special Educational Needs (nasen) and funded by the Department for Education to support schools in England to prioritise SEND 

  • Equip the school workforce, to prioritise and understand their responsibilities in relation to SEND and to share and embed good practice at individual and setting-level within their CPD and school improvement plans, particularly in relation to SEN Support, early intervention and effective preparation for adulthood 
  • Equip schools to meet their training needs in relation to SEND to improve provision through the delivery of targeted training packages  
  • Ensure all professionals can contribute to excellent SEND provision at every point in their career by providing clear CPD pathways to support their development 

There are a suite of resources available to support the regional work (all editable and free of charge) which can be downloaded at   

The SEND gateway, the home of Whole School SEND, is an online portal offering education professionals free, easy access to high quality information, resources and training for meeting the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). 

You can join nasen by registering at, which is free, then sign up to WSS newsletter for all the latest CPD and events 

There are many webinars and resources also available on 

You can find the Teacher Handbook SEND here

You can find the Spring Term CPD offer here.