Visual Impairment Team

The Team  for  Visual Impairment  visits Kingfisher School on a regular basis to support pupils who have a visual impairment and the staff who work with them.

The services we offer in school include:

  • Functional Vision Assessments
  • Provision of written reports with clear strategies and recommendations
  • Advice about the best learning conditions for children with a visual impairment – a suitable learning environment to support independence, suitable ways of working and  resources for children with a visual impairment.
  • Advice and support in the use of technology, specialist equipment and low vision aids to ensure curriculum access
  • Training and advice for staff working with children and young people with a visual impairment
  • Individual teaching sessions to include pre-braille, mobility input and elements of the expanded core curriculum
  • Advice and support on the wider implications of visual impairment, for example social interaction, to ensure inclusion
  • Liaison with families, school and medical professionals
  • Provision of information about outside agencies that can offer support to children and families
  • Support with transition