About the Service
What is the role of the Outreach Service?
Who is in the team?
Head of Outreach
Advisory Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Early Years)
Advisory Teacher for Visual Impairment
Richard Cloudesley Outreach Service
Golden Lane Campus
101 Whitecross Street
London EC1Y 8JA
Tel: 020 7786 4808
Follow us on Twitter @RCOutreach
Safer Handling Risk Assessor
Habilitation Specialist and
Extended Schools Co-ordinator
Advisory Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Advisory Teacher for Visual Impairment (Early Years)
Our aim is to improve inclusive practice and raise achievement
We are a team of experts with specialist training in the management of special needs, hearing impairment, visual impairment, risk assessments, habilitation assessments and assistive technology.
How we work
- Schools or settings meet with parents and make a referral to our service
- Our team visits the school or setting and makes a detailed observation
- We meet school staff and give advice and recommendations
- We provide a written report
- We also receive referrals from London hospitals
- We work very closely with the local health professionals and the Islington SEN Department
We provide advice and guidance on
- Best classroom practice
- Training for teachers and teaching assistants
- Improving the classroom acoustics and visual environment
- Differentiation of the curriculum
- Specialist equipment
- Risk assessments
- Access arrangements
- Habilitation assessments
- Assistive technology support
How schools and settings should support sensory difficulties
- High quality teaching should always be the starting point. A good acoustic and visual environment should be established and teachers should use strategies to support the child or young person's residual hearing and vision enabling them to access the curriculum, social information and the physical environment. Written guidance is provided to schools and settings on these.
- For children or young people with sensory difficulties that have a minor impact on learning, language and development, teachers should follow simple guidelines to differentiate teaching or classroom approaches. Written advice is provided to schools and settings on this.
- Sensory difficulties that have potentially significant impact on their learning, language and development, teachers should follow advice provided by their Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and/or the Richard Cloudesley Outreach Service.
Richard Cloudesley Outreach Enquiries
If you have any questions for the Outreach team, please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 7786 4808 or email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can.