Renee Flourentzou, is Head of School at West Lea’s Learning for Life Campus, catering to students 14 - 25 with SEND. She established West Lea’s Supported Internship Programme and spearheads efforts to remove barriers to employment and tackle inequalities. Before joining West Lea, Renee founded Edmonton Community Partnership – 23 schools collaborating to raise aspirations and improve outcomes for families in disadvantaged communities. She holds an MA in Child Studies from KCL, focussed on children’s rights, education and child protection.
Hoping to empower educators with the knowledge of how to prepare young people with SEND for life beyond the classroom, Renee illustrates the methods they use at West Lea to ensure their students are as fully equipped as they can be for the next chapter of their lives and able to thrive once they leave school.