Astrid Gilmartin, Lecturer, SEN Teacher, Program Manager

My reference for Ana Rebelo is based on my working with Ana on the Entry 1 Team, teaching young people with complex needs at Hertford Regional College from 2016-2020. My role was Programme Manager for the team on which Ana taught. Ana was always self motivated, ensured detailed planning for individual needs and was able to assess and record progress in great detail. Alongside teaching, Ana complete her PGCE and her results for both her course work and teaching observations were outstanding throughout.

During her time, Ana taught, and ensured the following were accessible to all her learners, adapting to suit individual needs so that everyone could take part in the following subjects: Tutorial, Community, Health and Well Being and Sport, Vocational sessions like Cafe, Horticulture, Farm, Coppice, Art and Drama.

Research and communication: Ana has consistently achieved Grade 1 or highly effective teaching observations during her time at college.

Research – Ana ensured she was fully informed about the provision available nationwide to learners with learning disabilities and complex needs, comparing and contrasting findings with our provision and updating our college offering to be in line with the latest updates nationally to fully understand and meet our students’ needs and abilities.

Communication – Ana communicated with people of all abilities using a wide variety of communication techniques, including standardised formats, such as sign language and symbol communication.

Ana maintained close and collaborative relations with students’ support network, family and carers. She organized, attended and invited fellow professionals to attend meetings needed to pursue student’s interests or to facilitate access to support networks.

Ana has experience teaching differently abled people, including people with:

  • Specific educational and behavioural needs;
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder;
  • Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD);
  • Language delay;
  • Memory difficulties;
  • Executive function disorders;
  • Selective Mutism;
  • SEMH Needs;
  • Down’s Syndrome;
  • Cerebral Palsy;
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome;
  • Global Developmental Delay;
  • Complex needs, including Myotonic Dystrophy, Aircardi Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, Foetal Alcohol Syndrome;
  • Complex Epilepsy and others;
  • Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities;
  • And people who are autistic.

Astrid Gilmartin

Lecturer, SEN Teacher, Program Manager


Rua Dr. Manuel De Arriaga 32A R/C - 1495-087 Algés


+351 910 851 493

214 180 903

© ETICA. All Rights Reserved.

Designed by HTML Codex