Annamarie Hassall, MBE
Chief Executive, nasen
Annamarie Hassall is Chief Executive of nasen ' the national association for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) the leading membership charity that exists to champion, connect and support those working in the education community - from the early years to schools, post-16, specialist schools and wider settings ,with and for children and young people with SEND and learning differences Annamarie has held local, national and government advisory roles that span the breadth of education, children's social care, early years and SEND. Annamarie is steadfast in her resolve that a high-quality education should be a right for all children and young people. Approaching 40 years of combining strategy with operational expertise, including regulatory and statutory services. Known for bringing the voices of children, young people, parents and practitioners to influence policy, legislation and quality outcomes. A qualified and registered social worker, former Ofsted Inspector of early years, a member of the Association of Directors of Children's Services and British Association of Social Work. Currently the chair of the Whole School SEND Consortium and the National SEND Reference Group, regularly invited to join advisory panels. Awarded an MBE in 2011 for her work with children and families. Annamarie has Non-Executive Director roles as a Trustee at a Multi-Academy Trust and of a UK based charity with interest in pathways to education, training and employment for young people and adults.