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The Research Library

The Whitefield Research Library is a unique special education library offering a loan and reference service and help with accessing specialist information, serving our members locally.

Our comprehensive selection of books cover many SEN, early years and educational related subjects including:

  • SEND 
  • Curriculum & Asssessment
  • Educational management and teaching
  • Research
  • Supporting Behaviour
  • Psychology

Anyone can join our library on payment of an annual fee of £25. Parents of children at the Whitefield Academy Trust may become members for free.

Membership is available to individuals or organisations, but books are only loaned in person to individual members.

The library is currently closed to visitors due to Covid-19 restrictions and for updating our resources.

Contact details:

Telephone:  020 8498 4246.


Our Periodicals

We are in the process of updating our journal collection to online access only.  Previous journal access included:

AFASIC  Newsletter
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
British Journal of Learning Disabilities
British Journal of Music Therapy
British Journal of Special Education
British Journal of Visual Impairment

Child Abuse Review
Children and Young People Now (National Children’s Bureau)
Climb Update
CPD Update
Current Awareness Bulletin (Turner Library)
Curriculum Management Update
Downs Syndrome Association Journal 

Early Years Update
Education Review (NUT)
Equals: Primary Mathematics
Equals: Realising potential in mathematics for all

Every Child Service
EYE (Early Years Educator)

Good Autism Practice
Guardian Education Supplement

International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support

Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs

National Children's Bureau 
Nursery World

Play Today
PMLD (Mencap)
Pre-school Learning Alliance (under 5 magazine)
Protecting Children Update
RNIB New Literature

School Leadership Today
School Psychology International
SENCO Update
SLD Experience
Social & Emotional Learning Update
Special! (NASEN)
Special Children
Speech and Language Therapy in Practice
Support for Learning (NASEN)

Talking SENSE
Times Educational Supplement
Times Higher Education