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Outreach & Services

Whitefield Academy Trust has two Outreach teams that offer practical advice and support to mainstream schools.

Vision Impairment 

Established for over 30 years, the VI outreach service supports children with vision impairment, their families and schools.  From ICT and mobility to Braille and general advice, the service operates across Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham and Enfield.

SEN and Hearing Impairment 

Whitefield Outreach supports mainstream schools looking to help their pupils who have communication and interaction difficulties, hearing impairment or learning difficulties and developmental delay. The team is made up from teachers of the deaf, SEN outreach teachers and a hearing impairment technician all of whom offer advice, support and training within the London Borough of Waltham Forest.  

'SENDSuccess' working in Waltham Forest

Within Waltham Forest the two services work together in a unified service called SENDsuccess.  If you are a Waltham Forest parent or school visit the website where you can find online referral forms, information on supporting children with special needs and information on schools' training. 

From Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham or  Enfield and looking for vision impairment support?

For information about getting support on Vision Impairment outreach visit our Vision Impairment Support page, or email The service's referral information can be found here.


Outreach Services

We are always willing to provide advice and outreach support to any educational setting. If you would like a discussion about our services, please contact Anne Drury, Head of the Professional Development Centre.