Marcia is a black woman wearing an African printed headwrap, wearing a precious stone, necklace and black top, smiling at the camera.

Marcia Brissett-Bailey

Partnerships Officer

Pronouns: she/her

Marcia has been working within the education sector for the last 30 years from early years and primary through to higher education. Her main working career has been in Further Education, in a diverse range of roles including a pastoral tutor, Careers Adviser and SEND Lead. Marcia most recent employment before joining D&A was working for a London Local Authority in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, Information, Advice, Support and Service (SENDIASS), as a case officer enabling parents and neurodiverse young people. Now, she is Further Education Partnerships Lead at Diversity and Ability. She leads on D&A’s support and guidance for young people under 18, as well as their parents and carers, schools, and colleges.

Marcia is Dyslexic by design and a dyslexic/neurodiversity advocate. She is the author of Black, Brilliant and Dyslexic, a collection of stories and experiences from the Black and dyslexic community. Her passion lies in supporting all young people with in preparing for adulthood, finding their voice, and developing their ability to self-advocate.

She enjoys travelling and learning about history and different cultures and food. She loves playing badminton and hanging out with her children, family and friends creating memories.