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.
- 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.
- Visual Art and Design
- Interactive Digital Design
- Technical Theatre Arts
‘When a flower doesn’t bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.’
Alexander Den Heijer