Additional Educational Needs

Welcome to the AEN Department 

At BRIT, we're committed to our students achieving the best possible outcomes, and that includes any students who are neurodiverse and/or who have additional educational needs. We have a dedicated department with ample spaces for students to work independently or with staff, and a team of experienced Learning Support Assistants. 

Meet the Team

Our team comprises highly trained, experienced, and motivated staff, many of whom have particular specialisms. 

SENCO  - Lakshmy Rajah

Deputy SENCO - Louise Powell

Admin - Kieu Linh Kerrison and Rizza Joy Saato 

Contact the department directly here.


LSAs with additional roles

KS4 Transition LSA - Jasmine Cook

P16 Transition LSA - Aaliyah Malik

Emotional Literacy (ELSA) and Music - Raen Tan

SEMH Coordinator - Josh Rogers 

HLTA for Science and English, LSA for KS4 & Dance - Fran Ypes

Literacy and Numeracy Intervention Specialist - Adina Havard

EHCP Student Coordinator and IDD Teacher - Lisa Jennings

VAD Teacher - Clodagh Croghan

We also have a large team of non-specialist LSAs supporting our students at BRIT. 


Types of AEN and Neurodiversity we support

Many of our students have a combination of needs and adapt our support accordingly.

  • Dyscalculia
  • ASD
  • Slower processing
  • Visual/Hearing impairment

We adapt our support to meet the individual needs of students.

Types of Support

  • 1:1 sessions 
  • Small group sessions 
  • Support with assistive technology and resources
  • SALT (Words  First)


While all our staff have the skills and experience to support students across the curriculum, the team have a number of specialist areas that our students can draw upon.

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Visual Art and Design
  • Interactive Digital Design
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Technical Theatre Arts 

‘When a flower doesn’t bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.’

Alexander Den Heijer

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