Teacher for the Visually Impaired

What is the role of a Teacher for the Visually Impaired?

  • Provides a statutory service under the SEN Code of Practice and the Children and Families Act 2014
  • Holds the mandatory qualification that enables them to assess, advise and teach visually impaired children and young people
  • Works in homes, early years settings, schools and colleges providing specialist assessments, support and advice to parents/carers and professionals
  • Works closely with health and social care and other agencies (where appropriate) following diagnosis
  • Collaborates with voluntary agencies to provide services e.g. Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind and Action for Blind People

Who is the service for?

All visually impaired children and young people from diagnosis.

The LA commissions VSSS to provide a service to children and young people with a sensory loss who are in compulsory education, but not post 16. Post 16 providers can commission VSSS, through a Service Level Agreement, to provide support by contacting the head teacher.

Who do they work for?

Virtual School Sensory Support
148 Woodside Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR7 9QL
Tel 01603 704040

Email: sensorysupport@norfolk.gov.uk

Website: Virtual School Sensory Support website

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