Vision – Support for School Age

The level of support for a school age child will depend on their need and stage of education and levels of support allocated according to our criteria.
Our support includes:

  • Assessing how your child/young person is using their vision.
  • Advising schools about equipment and any adaptations to the buildings and environment.
  • Offering training to school staff to ensure that your child/young person has access to the curriculum and the staff are aware of their needs.
  • Providing advice and support about modifications and adaptations to ensure they can access all areas of the curriculum.
  • direct teaching for some pupils with a very high level of need to aquire specialist skills such as developing auditory memory, Braille, mobility .
  • Liaising with other professionals working with your child.
  • Working with your child/young person to develop their understanding about their needs and promote independence and a positive self image.
  • Providing information about relevant out of school activities.
  • Contributing to advice where additional support is being requested for your child/ young person
  • Providing information about local provision
  • Supporting a child/young person and families at transition from KS2 to KS3 and KS3 to KS4.
  • Contributing to advice where additional support is being requested for your child/young person at the school.
  • Providing information about local provision.
  • Supporting the child/young person and families at transition from KS2 to KS3 and KS3 to KS4.
  • Supporting schools to develop policies to ensure that they are vision friendly

How do we do this?

  • By visiting the school to observe and assess your child/young person, liaise with staff and to work directly with some children.
  • Ensuring that our staff are up-to-date with recent developments in the field e.g. technological equipment, teaching approaches for specialist skills.

We support your child/young person by taking into consideration that they need to be included in school with access to activities as well as their need to have friends, have a positive self image and develop social and emotional well-being and independence.

By providing this support we aim to promote an environment where your child/young person can be included in school life and has the opportunity to thrive, enjoy learning and achieve.

We work with all children/young people with a sensory loss including children who have a range of complex needs, such as learning difficulties and physical impairments. Some of these children and young people require specialist provision and we work closely with these schools to develop their capacity to meet these children’s sensory needs.