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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.

Whole School SEND Leadership Team

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Annamarie Hassall MBE

Chief Executive & Chair of Whole School SEND

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

Amanda Wright

Head of Whole School SEND

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Harriet Hannan

WSS Head of Programmes

Harriet is responsible for the contract management and project delivery for our current DfE funded programme ‘Universal SEND Services

Sales & Marketing team


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Maria Carney

Whole School SEND Communications and Marketing Manager

Maria is responsible for the day-to-day liaison with the regional teams as well as building the Whole School SEND Member Community and managing the WSS social media accounts.

National Coordinators

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Alison Betts

Whole School SEND National Coordinator

Erica Wolstenholme

Erica Wolstenholme

Whole School SEND National Coordinator

National SEND Leaders

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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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Tim Coulson

National SEND Leader

Dr Tim Coulson CBE is a primary teacher who became Headteacher of William Tyndale School in Islington. He was a local authority officer in five areas, including as Director of Education for the 550 schools in Essex. He led an education action zone in Lambeth and the National Numeracy Strategy after a spell at the Qualification and Curriculum Authority. He was the first Regional Schools Commissioner for the east of England and now is CEO of Unity Schools Partnership, an academy trust of 32 primary, special and secondary schools. He chairs the Norwich Partnership and is a member of a joint education and health SEND ministerial group.

Programme Management Office

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Maria Carter

Senior Project Manager

Maria manages a number of projects here at nasen.

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Pernille Petersen

Senior Project Manager

Pernille oversees and manages the delivery of projects across the DfE awarded Universal SEND Services programme, as well as supports contracts and programmes management at nasen. 

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Luca Magra

Project Manager

Luca supports project delivery across the Whole School SEND Universal Services programme.

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Sophie Lee

Junior Project Manager

Sophie provides administrative and logistical support for the Whole School SEND Universal programme.

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Hadeel Dawod

Programme Assistant

Hadeel provides support to the Consortium and project delivery across the WSS programme.