The Virtual School Sensory Support (VSSS) works across Norfolk with children and young people, 0-25 years old who have a sensory loss and are in education. Sensory loss includes deafness, vision impairment and multi-sensory impairment.
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 Headteacher.
The Virtual School Sensory Support has a Governing Body and its mission statement is:
To champion the education of children and young people with a sensory loss, through delivery of comprehensive and flexible support to them and their families to help them develop high aspirations and reach their full potential.
VSSS works in homes and educational settings. We work closely with health, specialist speech and language therapists and social care from diagnosis.
We work across the county providing;
VSSS employs a range of professionals to work with children and young people with sensory loss including;
VSSS has an open referral system. Referral guidance and forms can be found on the Virtual School Sensory Support website.
There are various school options including Deaf Resource Bases at Colman Infant/Colman Junior School and City Academy Norwich. On occasion children and young people will need to attend an out of county setting.
Norfolk County Council
VSSS is based at:
Sensory Support Centre
148 Woodside Road
Telephone: 01603 704040