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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.

Executive Leadership team

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Annamarie Hassall MBE

Chief Executive & Chair of Whole School SEND

Annamarie Hassall MBE is the Chief Executive of nasen with responsibility for strategic direction and operational delivery across the full breadth of nasen’s activity. She 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.

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Amrit Singh

Chief Operating Officer

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.

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Alison Willett

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.

Tracey Jenkins

Executive Office Assistant

As Executive Office Assistant, Tracey is first point of contact for visitors and calls as well as supporting our Executive Leadership Team and Board of Trustees.

Whole School SEND team

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Alex Grady

Head of Education and Whole School SEND

Alex has worked as part of nasen’s Education Team since 2016, with a focus on CPDL and DfE Early Years contract delivery. As Head of Education and Whole School SEND, she leads the central and regional teams, and works closely with the DfE, subcontractors and WSS Consortium Partners..

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Amanda Wright

Deputy Head of Whole School SEND

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Barbara Beckles

WSS Head of Programmes (Maternity cover)

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

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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, building the Whole School SEND Member Community, managing the WSS social media accounts, and overseeing SEND Gateway content.

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Harriet Hannan

WSS Head of Programmes (Currently on maternity leave)

Harriet 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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Martin Bull

Contracts and Programme Manager

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Maria Carter

Senior project manager

Maria manages a number of projects here at nasen.

Erica Wolstenholme

Erica Wolstenholme

Whole School SEND National Coordinator

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Helen Prosser

WSS Project Manager

Helen supports project delivery for the EEF funded Whole School SEND Review Trial, liaising with Project Directors, partners, stakeholders and participating schools.

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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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Jenny Bridgwater

WSS Programme Assistant

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

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Kayla Simpson-George

EEF Programme Assistant

Kayla provides administrative and logistical support for the Whole School SEND Review Trial.

Whole School SEND Review Trial Consultants

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.