Virtual School for Sensory Support specialist support assistant

What is the role of a Virtual School for Sensory Support specialist support assistant?

  • Holds additional specialist qualifications e.g. British Sign Language, BTEC Level 3 Working with Children and Young People with a Sensory Loss
  • Promotes access to the curriculum for example, differentiating materials and supporting the teaching of additional skills such as touch typing
  • Supports staff in settings/schools to help them best meet the needs of learners with a sensory loss

Who is the service for?

Children and young people with a sensory loss from diagnosis.

The LA commissions Virtual School for Sensory Support 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 Virtual School for Sensory Support 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