VI Training

The Specialist Teaching and Preschool Service provides training to all education providers to support the needs of children and young people with visual impairment.

VI training for primary/secondary schools

Bespoke training by specialist staff is also provided to key members of the education setting’s team as well as the whole school/setting. This ensures that staff who work with the child or young person with a visual impairment:

  • understand the implications of visual impairment
  • develop their confidence and the ability to support children and young people to access the curriculum in full, including the use of specialist equipment
  • develop appropriate teaching and learning strategies, and
  • have good classroom practice and inclusion within the class/group and whole school/setting

During visits to the school/setting, specialist staff model good practice and specific interventions regarding visual access and concept development, as part of a ‘coaching and mentoring’ approach for school-based staff. Advice is given about specific adaptations which need to be made to resources across the full range of curriculum areas.