Schools Executive Leadership Team
BSc (Hons) PGCE
Executive Head of BeyondAutism Schools
Kieran has extensive teaching experience and has worked across both mainstream and specialist education, specialising in understanding behaviour and communication. Kieran's passion lies within SEN and lifelong learning. His ambitions for all pupils is for them to reach their potential and develop the skills necessary to function happily in society. Kieran promotes learning through exploration and discovery, he believes in the importance of relevant and personalised target setting in ensuring all learners progress.
BA (Hons) BSc (Hons) QTS
Head of Park House School (on paternity leave)
Rich joined BeyondAutism in September 2011. He has worked with children and young adults since 2001, working at summer camps in America before undertaking a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with Childhood Studies. This led to him working as a teaching assistant in a Moderate Learning Difficulties school and then a Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties school, which is where he undertook his teacher training. Rich has a passion for teaching pupils functional life skills and generalising these across all environments and with all people within the child's life. Rich believes that all pupils have the capacity to learn and grow so that they can become involved in and enjoy their community.
BA (Hons) PGCE NASENCo
Head of Tram House School
Emma has over 15 years’ experience working in educational settings, with pupils from wide-ranging backgrounds. Emma started her career as a qualified English Teacher and worked for a number of years as both a Teacher and as a Head of Year in a mainstream secondary school. Emma trained and qualified as a SENCO in 2018 and is currently undertaking an MA in Inclusive Education.
Emma started her journey at BeyondAutism as the Head of Pastoral Care in 2016 before taking on her current position and role as Head of Tram House School in January 2020.
Emma believes all pupils should have access to the best education available and wants to see all pupils achieve their utmost potential within their educational setting. Emma strongly believes that with a supportive team around them, every pupil can make outstanding progress.
Schools Senior Leadership Team
Head of Pastoral
Michelle has been at BeyondAutism Schools since September 2016. She joined the organisation as a qualified teacher and after 3 years joined the Senior leadership team as Pastoral Lead. Michelle has over 10 years' experience working with children and young people with special needs. Michelle enjoys working with the wider team to ensure that every pupil is able to reach their potential.
Pastoral Lead - Park House School
Catrin graduated from the University of Kent with a degree in Psychology. During her time at university she embarked on various work and volunteer placements with children and young people with special needs, specifically autism.
Catrin joined BeyondAutism as an ABA Tutor in 2015. She undertook her teacher training and became a Qualified Teacher in 2019. Catrin is now working at Park House School in the role of Pastoral Lead.
Catrin is passionate about supporting learners and their families to achieve the best outcomes and promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.
Assistant Head of Park House School
Sarah graduated with a degree in psychology 2013 and spent a year working with a variety of learners with special needs.
Since joining BeyondAutism as an ABA Tutor in 2014 she has had many roles within the organisation such as Senior Tutor and Class Leader. Sarah has completed her teacher training with the institute of education and become a Qualified Teacher in 2017.
Sarah is passionate about creating and developing exciting and engaging curriculums and making learning accessible for all.
MSc BSc BCBA
Head of Sixth Form
MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis; BSc in Psychology
Jordana started working at BeyondAutism after graduating with a Psychology degree, having worked on ABA home programmes for the year prior. She has been with BeyondAutism Schools for 6 years, starting as an ABA Tutor, progressing through Class Leader, ABA Supervisor and is now in her current role as Head of Sixth Form.?
Jordana graduated from Bangor University with a Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis and became a BCBA in 2018. She has recently become a Staff Governor – representing staff and pupils in Governors’ meetings to ensure everyone’s voice and interests are heard around the wider organisation of BeyondAutism.
Working at BeyondAutism Jordana has gained experience with a variety of different programmes and loves seeing the pupils have fun whilst learning new skills each day.
BCBA MSc BA
ABA Consultant - Park House School (on maternity leave)
Karen studied her Masters in ABA in Ireland before moving to London over 11 years ago. She has worked in various ABA settings across Greater London including Jigsaw School, Ambitious College, Snowflake School as well as for Hillingdon Local Authority.
Karen has worked with a range of individuals with autism from the age of 4 through to 21. She has been Board Certified for since 2016 and is enjoying working with BeyondAutism immensely. Karen has provided training to staff, parents, mainstream and special schools and wider professionals in ABA.
Karen has a passion for teaching communication skills in particular and researching new techniques for enabling our learners to live a more independent life.
ABA Consultant - Tram House School
Stacey has worked across a variety of different settings in her ABA career including ABA schools, SEN & mainstream schools, home based ABA programmes and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in the NHS.
She has worked with individuals with autism from early years to young adulthood. Stacey has been a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst for 5 years and is passionate about supporting our learners to succeed and grow towards independence.
PGDIP Speech and Language Therapy
Head of Therapy Services
Tom has worked as a Speech and Language Therapist (SaLT) for 16 years, primarily in Special School settings across London and the Home Counties. He has worked for three NHS Trusts as Clinical Lead SaLT for Early Years, Special Schools and Autism, and in two Independent Special Schools, including Ambitious about Autism as Manager Allied Health Professionals.
Tom is a qualified autism diagnostic practitioner having completed the ADOS Training in 2018, and has completed Regional Makaton Tutor training. He has previously been a Team Lead within the National Autistic Society’s Accreditation Team. Tom is a committee member of the London Autism Clinical Excellence Network for SaLTs and has been part of the related Journal Club for many years. Tom is currently involved in a Working Party of the Royal College of SLTs to encourage more men into the profession. Currently Tom has a role as a Visiting Clinical Tutor for the Speech and Language students at City University, London.
Tom is excited to be leading the Therapies Team at Beyond Autism, working with enthusiastic and professional Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists who all share the same vision of providing the children and young people we work with functional experiences and opportunities within their community.
BCBA MSc BSc
ABA Consultant - Park House School
Bobbie has been working in the field of Behaviour Analysis for over ten years. She was first introduced to Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) whilst studying Psychology at Newcastle University where she joined a home programme. Once Bobbie graduated, in 2013, she had the pleasure of working with more families across the North East, with children aged 3-16 years old.
As her passion for ABA grew, she started a Masters at Bangor University. In 2015, Bobbie relocated to Surrey to join a school specialising in the use of ABA as she wanted to gain experience of using ABA in a different setting. She joined the school as a Tutor but was promoted to Lead Teacher, managing a class of children aged 4-9 years old.
Bobbie joined BeyondAutism as a supervisor, in April 2018. She also received the BCBA qualification in February 2018. Bobbie is most passionate about teaching children the ability to communicate. It is such an important step for improving their quality of life!
Senior Admissions Officer & Administrator
Bhavini joined BeyondAutism in 2021. She has always tailored her education and career around working with children and young people with autism and special needs. She began working with children and young people with special needs when she was in Canada. After moving to UK she continued on this career path and has come to BeyondAutism from Treehouse school where she was a Teaching and Behaviour Support before moving to admissions and administration.
She feels happy when she is able to place children and young people in education and being part of providing them access to education that they deserve. She is excited to bring her wealth of knowledge and experience to the organisation. To work in a motivating environment and be part of the BeyondAutism team will be amazing.
School Receptionist - Park House School
Nada joined BeyondAutism in September 2019 having spent 3 years working as a Teaching Assistant at Peartree, a centre for children diagnosed with ASD. She graduated with a 2:1 in Psychology at the University of Westminster and has had administrative experience since graduating.
She is excited to be part of such an amazing and supportive team. She has a passion for being a positive influence on children’s lives and feels she can really grow at BeyondAutism.
Amelia Rose Agar
PA to Heads Of School
Speech and Language Therapist
Anna qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist from the University of Reading in June 2021, after having completed multiple placements working with adults and children in a variety of settings including SEND schools, hospital outpatient and acute wards, and the community.
Anna worked as an SLT assistant in her local hospital for 2 months working with dysphagia and stroke patients.
Anna’s special interest in autism and Learning disabilities followed a 4th year caseload working in the community setting.
Speech and Language Therapist
Emma is a dually qualified Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist.
Since graduating from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, prior to emigrating to the U.K. Emma has worked across numerous settings including working as part of a team in a Specialist Paediatric Hospitals and within the Educational setting. During this period Emma gained experience in working within the NICU, High Care, and KMC wards to treat premature and high-risk infants. She was involved in the promotion of early intervention and language stimulation programmes to the parents and caregivers of infants/children. Emma has training within the adult and paediatric population working as an individual, or as part of an MDT, in the diagnosis and management of patients with complex feeding conditions i.e. malnutrition, fussy eating and food refusal. She worked as a dually qualified SALT/Au to identify and refer patients requiring hearing aids, specialist testing, or multi-disciplinary management.
Since working in London, Emma has worked exclusively within the educational setting in the diagnosis, and management of young people with communication difficulties due to cognitive communication disorders-specifically ASD. Emma has provided services to young people from the age of KS2 to Post 19 and young adults (20 to 25+ years).
Emma joined BeyondAutism in September 2021.
Jess has always enjoyed working in paediatric OT and is passionate about supporting pupils to achieve their potential! Jess have been fortunate enough to gain to work in schools that specialise in working with children and young people with Autism for most of her career but she also has experience in a NHS community paediatrics role. This was invaluable as it gave her a broad understanding of many conditions and challenges that people may be facing in a variety of settings. She is now able to combine all of her experience to look at each pupil as an individual to provide holistic Occupational Therapy input.
Speech and Language Therapist
Jodie graduated from City University in July 2020 and began working at BeyondAutism in September 2020. Since then, she has worked at Tram House and South Thames College. She will be working across Park House school and Post-19 Services as of September 2021.
She is passionate about working closely with parents, carers, teaching staff and the multi-disciplinary team to create functional and meaningful care plans for all learners.
Paschalis graduated as a Speech and Language Therapist back in Greece, before he moved to London and started working at BeyondAutism in February 2020 as an ABA Tutor. In 2021 he moved to the Therapy Team and is pleased to support both Speech and Language Therapists, and Occupational Therapists. In the past Paschalis has worked with kids with autism, global developmental delay and learning difficulties. He enjoys working at BeyondAutism and is excited to be part of the Therapy Team and support learners in developing their communication skills and language.
Amber has worked in a variety of mainstream primary schools across KS1 and KS2. She gained experience working with children with autism and became interested in teaching in a setting that provides education for those children.
Amber believes that every child should be given the opportunity to succeed and is passionate about delivering an education that is accessible for all.
Matthew Le Blanc
BSc in Psychology with Neuroscience; Qualified Teacher Status IOE (Institute of Education) UCL
Matt first began working at BeyondAutism in 2013 shortly after graduating with a degree in Psychology with Neuroscience. He started working as a Trainee ABA Tutor and immediately became passionate about the role from witnessing first-hand how much of a positive impact ABA was having in the lives of the pupils he was working with. Matt progressed with the organisation to be ABA Tutor, Senior Tutor and Class Instructor before deciding to train to be a Qualified Teacher.
Matt undertook his training at the Institute of Education, and has stayed with BeyondAutism in his new role as a Qualified Teacher, predominantly working with KS2 and KS3 pupils. He is also currently taking a masters in ABA with the aim of becoming a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.
Matt holds a real passion for promoting pupil independence and generalising functional skills learnt in the classroom to daily lives.
Early Career Teacher
BA in Dance
Leah started her career in ABA as a Tutor, joining BeyondAutism Schools in 2016. Prior to that, she worked in a boy’s Catholic School as a teaching assistant.
Leah decided to go into education after having children – before this she was a dancer, performing with a variety of artists.
While she finds this job challenging at times, it is also incredibly rewarding – she loves watching our young people grow and develop.
Early Career Teacher
Prior to working with BeyondAutism, Aaliyah studied Abnormal and Clinical Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. During her third year of university she was first exposed to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and from there began to think about pursuing a career in that field. Aaliyah aimed to work specifically with children with ASD in an educational setting. In October 2017 after graduating, Aaliyah came across BeyondAutism and applied for the role of Trainee ABA Tutor. Throughout her time at BeyondAutism she has worked in a myriad of classes with a variety of learners across both Park House and Tram House. In September 2019, Aaliyah became a Lead Tutor before becoming an ABA Instructor in February 2020.
Having previously worked with children and young people with special needs, Abdi joined BeyondAutism in 2019 and started out as a Tutor which he found to be a challenging and rewarding experience. Abdi later progressed to Lead Tutor and became qualified in Makaton, First-aid as well as joining the Mental Health First Aid team to support his colleagues.
Working with learners who had unique and complex needs and in a dynamic environment like BeyondAutism has only strengthened his passion for this field and Abdi is currently training to be a teacher. He is dedicated to his role in delivering high quality education that is inclusive and accessible for all. Abdi strongly believes in his ethos that we can always improve and have unlimited potential.
Deborah studied Psychology at Coventry University and shortly after graduating began working as a Tutor at BeyondAutism. She is now pleased to be undergoing her Teacher Training at Park House School. Deborah is excited to developing her knowledge and advancing further in her career as well as working with all pupils at Park House School.
BCBA, BSc, MSc
Carrie studied Psychology at University College London (UCL). During her undergraduate, she undertook an ABA home progamme and remained with the family for two years.
In 2015, Carrie applied to become an ABA Tutor at BeyondAutism. Her interest and commitment to the field grew an in 2017, Carrie was promoted to ABA Instructor. Whilst in this role, she undertook her Masters in ABA and in 2019, graduated from Queen's University Belfast. In 2020, she progressed to her current role of ABA Supervisor where she enjoys training the tutors and seeing how their application of ABA principles can make significant impacts on the pupils.
Carrie became a BCBA in August 2021 and hopes to continue supporting the pupils to become more independent.
Cat found ABA after working as a support worker for adults with autism. She wanted to move into work with children and was keen to find a role which would enable her to support individuals to learn, progress and become more independent.
Cat started working at BeyondAutism Schools (then Rainbow School) in 2012 and loved ABA straight away! After 4 and a half years at the school she started her Masters and left the school to work on home programmes, supporting children in a variety of settings such as mainstream schools, nurseries and the Focus ABA Saturday clubs. She has also worked for BeyondAutism as an Outreach Consultant before returning to the school as an ABA supervisor.
Cat loves seeing how happy our pupils are to come to school and seeing them learn while having fun! She also loves the shared excitement of Tutors, Teachers, Therapists and parents when a pupil masters a new skill!
Chelsee studied English Language and Literature at Queen Mary University London, intending to become an English teacher. After gaining experience in mainstream settings, supporting pupils with additional needs in a secondary school, Chelsee's ambition changed, and she began looking for a specialist role in the Special Educational Needs sector. This led Chelsee to BeyondAutism and she has not looked back since.
Chelsee joined BeyondAutism in September 2016 and has worked in a multitude of roles during her time here. First as a Tutor, Cover Tutor, Instructor, Advanced Skills Practitioner, and maternity cover Supervisor. As of September 2021, Chelsee is a fulltime Supervisor.
Chelsee is in the final year of a MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis degree and intends to sit the BCBA exam after graduating. Chelsee's favourite part of the job is working alongside the pupils and getting to know their personalities and watching their progression across the year.
Cho Yi Mo (Sharon)
Sharon has been working in the field of behaviour analysis for over 6 years in Hong Kong after finishing her Bachelor’s degree in the UK. Her experience teaching students with autism increased her passion which led her to strengthen her skills in Applied Behaviour Analysis. She completed her Master of Education in Autism and Applied Behaviour Analysis at Endicott College in 2020. Whilst developing her professional skills, she continued providing support to students with autism aged between 5-18 years old in both one-on-one and group settings.
Sharon relocated to the UK and joined BeyondAutism as a Supervisor in 2021. She is working towards becoming a BCBA. It is rewarding for her seeing students making progression. Training more quality ABA Tutors and working closely with them to maximise the students learning is her greatest career goal.
Ewa began working in summer camps at the age of 15 and it was working with children and young people here that helped make her decision to undertake an undergraduate degree in Psychology. Ewa was first introduced to ABA during her degree and took a placement in an ABA Clinic during her study.
Following her undergrad, she took a break from ABA to study a Masters in Legal Psychology in the Netherlands. It was after this break that she decided to come back to pursue a career in ABA. Ewa joined BeyondAutism as a Trainee ABA Tutor before working her way up to Lead Tutor within a year. In 2020 Ewa became an ABA Instructor at Tram House School. She is also currently working towards becoming a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.
BCBA-CEU MSc MA
BCBA; MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis
Jalpa started her career working in the field of Special Needs Education as a Clinical Psychologist in Mumbai, India. In 2009, she enrolled for an MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) at Bangor University.
Jalpa worked at an independent school in London delivering 1:1 instruction using the principles of ABA and gained experience in Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behaviour through home programmes.
She became a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst in 2014, which she put to use working for the Carbone Clinic, Dubai from 2015–2017. Jalpa joined BeyondAutism as an ABA Supervisor in December 2017.
Mansi began her clinical experience in 2005 where she worked under a Cincinnati Youth Collaborative programme in the clinical psychology research lab at the University of Cincinnati Ohio.
Upon graduating with a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati, Mansi continued to pursue her Masters in Special Education with a focus in Emotional and Behavioural Disorders from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Concurrently, she began implementing the Lovaas Method of ABA to children with autism in the Las Vegas Valley. After three years of providing behavioural therapy to children in the capacity of a Tutor and Senior Tutor, she became a Supervisor with The Lovaas Centre for Behavioural Intervention. She has also coordinated community trainings with Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT), is fluent in Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and is Team Teach and first aid trained.
Mansi is currently working towards being a board-certified behaviour analyst (BCBA).
MSc BSc BCBA
MSc in Health Psychology; BSc Hons in Psychology; PG Dip with Distinction Applied Behaviour Analysis
Melissa began work at BeyondAutism Schools as a Trainee ABA Tutor, being promoted to Class Leader after 3 years. During this time she completed a Masters in Health Psychology, which led her to a role in the health sector involving behaviour change, outreach and health awareness and promotion.
In 2015 Melissa decided to return to the field of ABA as a home Tutor, while completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Behaviour Analysis. She started gaining supervision hours by overseeing home programmes that enabled her to return to BeyondAutism as a supervisor this year. She hopes this role will further her knowledge, continue to grow her professional development and allow her to apply her insights from the home setting in the schools. Melissa is a qualified BCBA.
Patrycja came to BeyondAutism Schools (then Rainbow School) in 2012 as a volunteer to conduct her MA research in Theory of Mind impairment in children with autism and she fell in love with the pupils and the school. Enthusiasm, passion and commitment to make a difference for the pupils was visible everywhere! After a month of volunteering she was offered a position as Trainee ABA Tutor.
Working alongside ABA professionals helped her to progress and she held a number of roles across the organisation. Patrycja left BeyondAutism in 2016 to get experience in ABA home programmes but she missed the BeyondAutism family atmosphere and the team spirit. Therefore, Patrycja came back to work at BeyondAutism as an ABA Instructor.
In 2018 she graduated from the University of Kent with an MSc in Applied Behaviour. She also became a BCBA in September 2020. Patrycja has additional responsibility in the school as Designated Safeguarding Person for Yellow and Green classes, Staff Governor and Medical Lead. She is passionate about working with children with autism and believes that together we can go beyond autism.
BSc in Psychology – Child Development
Rachael studied Psychology at university, with a special focus on Child Development. In the last year of her degree she took an ABA module that gave the inspiration for her future career.
She volunteered at Focus – a weekend group for children with autism – as well as at a primary school in Barnes, before joining BeyondAutism Schools. Currently Rachael is planning on doing a Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis.
BSc in Psychology
Prior to BeyondAutism, Rachel studied Psychology at university and on graduating worked supporting children with complex needs in a home and community setting.
She started at BeyondAutism Schools in November 2015 as an ABA Tutor. After nearly 2 year working with a range of learners at both sites, she settled in her current role as an Instructor for 6th Form.
Rachel hopes to work towards a Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis in the future to build on her current experience and help her to further a career in ABA.
Rebecca has worked with children with developmental disabilities since 2013. She completed her education and began her career in Canada. Rebecca has a breadth of experience within the field Autism and Applied Behaviour Analysis in home, school, and community settings. She joined BeyondAutism in September 2021 as an ABA Supervisor and is keen to continue to apply her knowledge and experience at Tram House School.
Before working for BeyondAutism, Rebecca completed an undergraduate degree in Applied Psychology from Durham University. She had some experience in mainstream schools as well as volunteering with a group for children with additional needs.
Rebecca joined BeyondAutism Schools in September 2015 as a Trainee ABA Tutor, working her way to becoming a Supervisor.
Rebecca is passionate about teaching functional life skills to pupils, including communication and tolerating medical procedures. It is such a key area to ensure that the pupils are able to access the care they need.
(on maternity leave)
MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis
Rhian began working in a special needs school as a volunteer. After joining her first school as a teaching assistant 12 years ago, she helped them develop an ABA-based language sector. Rhian has gained experience working as a Tutor, Lead Tutor, and member of a behavioural support management team as well as a supervisor of outreach, home programmes and school-based ABA programmes across 3 different schools.
Rhian has attended multiple specialist training sessions and conferences, including a 10-day Summer Institute at the Carbone Clinic. She was asked to present her research at the Association for Behavioural Analysis International (ABAI) Annual Convention in Denver, May 2017. Rhian is currently working towards her Board Certification.
Rhian’s passion lies with learning and teaching individuals with autism – she loves how they teach her as much as she teaches them.
Liliana loves teaching children with special needs and providing support for their families. She believes there is no greater reward than seeing a child progress and supporting them to achieve their potential.
Liliana has been working with children with autism for over 8 years now, both in school and home programs. From her experience gained in Romania, Ireland and now the UK, she realises how important it is as a society to create awareness on how we can be of service for our children to become independent and part of the community.
She is currently studying for her BCBA.
Advanced Skills Practitioners (ASPs)
Camilla studied Developmental Psychology at the University of Florence in Italy and after her Masters had one year as an intern at Meyer Children Hospital working in the children’s department of diabetes and oncology. Camilla also worked in local institutes near Florence supporting children with special needs and social difficulties at home and in community settings.
Camilla has lived in Boulder CO (USA) and in Dusseldorf (Germany) for a few years and she kept on working with children during this time. Camilla moved to London and joined BeyondAutism in October 2017 as a Trainee ABA Tutor, gaining experience working with a range of different pupils across both BeyondAutism Schools. For six months she worked in BeyondAutism Early Years’ service. In July 2019 she became a Registered Behaviour Technician and went back to BeyondAutism Schools in October 2019 as an ABA Instructor and she is currently an ASP. Camilla is motivated in keeping on building her experience in ABA.
Having relatives with autism, Francesca became interested in working with young people with autism after she graduated university. She began looking into ABA in September 2018 and applied for the role of Trainee ABA Tutor at BeyondAutism later that month. Francesca worked as a Tutor for a year and was offered the role of Instructor in November 2019.
Francesca is currently working towards her MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis.
Jenna worked as a Registered Nurse for 4 years in Australia, specialising in emergency care. Once coming to the UK Jenna joined an agency which placed her in BeyondAutism Tram House. Jenna enjoyed herself so much she joined the company.
She started as an ABA Tutor in 2018 and worked with a variety of students within the Sixth Form before becoming a Lead Tutor 2 years later. She has recently become an ASP and is keen to support ABA Tutors and help develop individualised programmes alongside ABA Supervisors.
Naomi started working at BeyondAutism as a Tutor in Park House School and has worked her way up to ASP (Advanced Skills Practitioner) where she now works in Tram House School. Naomi finds the job incredibly rewarding, and it continues to amaze her how much progress the children and young people make. During her time at BeyondAutism, Naomi has achieved her RBT qualification, and she hopes to start her masters next year in ABA. Naomi feels very proud to work within such an established ABA/VB setting and hopes to continue to progress and grow with the charity.
Nicola joined BeyondAutism as an ABA Tutor in 2016. She worked as a Tutor for two years before becoming a Lead Tutor in 2018.
Nicola is currently studying for a Masters in ABA with aspirations of undertaking the BCBA qualification.
In January 2020 Nicola joined the Instructor team.
Brittany graduated from California State University, Northridge with a BA in Psychology. She then went on to complete an MSc in Clinical Psychology at Kingston University. During her masters, she volunteered in group therapy settings for primary school children. She then returned to her native Los Angeles where she spent one year being an ABA Tutor in the home settings with a variety of clients. Upon relocating to the United Kingdom, Brittany began work as an ABA Tutor. Over the last four years working with BeyondAutism, she worked her way up to Lead Tutor and then Advanced Skills Practitioner. Alongside being an ASP, Brittany is starting her PGDip in ABA at Queens University and is beginning to receive supervision hours to work towards a BCBA.
Chair of Governors
Audrey is the Founder and Director of Elevation Coaching and Consulting Ltd that enables transformational school improvement by means of the following programmes: strategy planning, inclusive leadership including coaching (1:1 and group), training – diversity and inclusion with specific reference to race and special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Audrey was the founding Head of School of a new free special school, based in north west London, that opened in 2015. The school, under Audrey’s leadership, went on to gain a ‘Good with outstanding features’ judgement for the school’s first Section 5 Ofsted inspection. She has significant experience of change management through designing and implementation of systems and processes that showed tangible increases in attainment and progress, parental engagement and staff wellbeing. Audrey has first-hand practical experience of all aspects related to pre-opening project management as a principal designate, including working with multiple stakeholders, developing and establishing community relationships, governance, curriculum design, marketing, FF&E, policy development and staff recruitment. Audrey has recently worked closely in supporting a SEND multi academy trust in their preparation for opening.
Audrey has thirty years’ experience in the education sector as a teacher, middle leader, senior leader and school leader in both mainstream and SEND. As a mainstream practitioner she was a Music and Drama specialist and a performing arts leader. She gained the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) in 2007. She has supported SEND schools with interim leadership support since 2019.