Virtual school for looked after children and care leavers 2021/22

This service is available for Academies and Maintained schools


Ealing's virtual school team improves the life chances of Ealing's looked after children (LAC) and care leavers by promoting and supporting them throughout their education.

Services are provided to people who work with young people in care such as school staff, social workers, foster carers and other professionals.

Financial year 2021/22

Experience of partnership working with Ealing schools and relevant teams and agencies.

Office hours:
  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • Study support is 5 to 7pm on Wednesday at Horizons (term time)
  • Study support and extra curricular programmes take place during all holidays and during the school year after school.
Planned improvements:

Ongoing process of continued service improvement.

Service directors:

Julie Lewis

More detailed information:

Information for LACs is available on the Young Ealing website


Ealing's virtual school team, children and adults’ services.

Additional contact information 

Bridie McDonagh - Head teacher Ealing virtual school Looked after children

Tel: 020 8825 6648

Sundeep Gill - Post 16

Tel: 020 8825 8596

Helen Vander Woerd – Secondary teacher

Tel: 020 8825 8952

Alison O’Connor - Primary teacher

Tel:020 8825 6802

Sue Tarry - Secondary teacher

Tel: 020 8825 7918

Sally Obado - Senior teacher

Tel: 020 8825 8405

Sian Hender - Primary teacher

Tel: 020 8825 5532

Zainab Idris - Lead mentor

Tel: 020 8825 6094
Mob: 07850 642 212

Lead mentor

Appointed annually. Currently being recruited.
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Last updated: 22 Feb 2021