Secondary Learning Support


At BISJ, we strive to ensure we meet the needs of all our learners. In addition to the Quality First Teaching (QFT) provided in the mainstream, the Learning Support department provides additional support to students with Special Educational Needs (SEN). 

Where a need is identified, students are put on the SEN Register, assigned a key worker and a Learner Passport made to ensure staff know how to effectively support students.

Learning Support min

Currently, we offer:

  • Screening assessments for interventions and access arrangements
  • Evidence-based interventions
  • ESL support
  • Homework Club (open to all students)
Learning Support works in conjunction with our in-school counsellor, Thomasina Girgis, to ensure students have comprehensive Social Emotional and Mental Health support.
Parents are welcome to contact our Head of Learning Support (SENCo) to discuss their child’s needs on ex. 429 or at

Learning Support department:

Carrie Underdown: Head of Learning Support (SENCo)

Nandini Ashok: Learning Support Teacher 

Joshua Beggs: Learning Support Teacher

Maria Victoria: Learning Support Teacher