We’re delighted and so proud to announce our work has been recognised internationally by the UK-based National Association for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (nasen). Steps scooped International Provision of the Year at nasen’s fifth annual Awards, hosted this week at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London.
The award was presented in recognition of Steps’ outstanding work in helping young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and learning differences to reach their full potential.
The judging panel included leading professionals, who have a wealth of experience in education and SEND, and individuals with lived experience.
Steps is in great company, joining 12 other award winners who champion the cause of inclusion across education.
Our CEO Max said: “We are honoured to receive this award. Steps’ mission has always been to make an impact beyond Thailand and into the global community, making this award a very proud moment in our journey. It’s been a challenging year, but the dedication and positivity of our trainees has shone through, and this has inspired our team to achieve wins such as opening two new cafes and our first ever vocational centre onsite at a school campus. Thanks nasen for recognising our efforts and including us alongside so many incredible organisations and individuals.”
Chief Executive of nasen, Annamarie Hassall MBE said: “The team at Steps should be extremely proud of what they have achieved raising vital awareness of SEND in Thailand. I am thrilled to be able to spotlight their hard work and inclusive best practice that is benefiting not only the individuals they support to access education and employment opportunities but also the wider international education and SEND sector.
“As CEO at my first nasen Awards, it was heartwarming to read the nominations and the incredible work schools, individuals and organisations are doing to achieve such fantastic outcomes for children and young people with SEND and learning differences. This past 18-months have been particularly challenging for us all, and have greatly impacted the educational experience of all children and young people. At nasen, our vision is to achieve an educational experience for learners with SEND that is consistently as good as it is for learners without SEND. I would like to congratulate all our nasen Award winners for their dedication to this.”
Dr. Moya O’Brien, director at the Institute of Child Education & Psychology (ICEP) Europe said: “Huge congratulations to Steps and to all the winners and nominees.
“Inclusion is about how we as a society want to live our lives, supporting everyone in our communities. In our work supporting teacher development online, we know that inclusion is becoming a bigger priority globally. Therefore, we are delighted to be part of the nasen 2021 Awards and more specifically sponsor the International Provision of the Year Award.
“What Steps has achieved is outstanding.”