Teacher of Multi-sensory Impairment
What is the role of a Teacher of Multi-sensory Impairment?
- 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 multi-sensory 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 eg SENSE
Who is the service for?
All multi-sensory 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