Education Policy

At Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT), we are committed to breaking down barriers to ensure that blind and partially sighted people have equitable opportunities to access higher and further education.

Using the voice of blind and partially sighted people, we lobby Government and decision makers to help ensure a more inclusive society where every person, regardless of vision impairment, can pursue their educational aspirations.

If you have any questions about our education policy and campaign work, or would like to get involved you can contact the TPT Education policy team at EducationPolicy@pocklington.org.uk.

What We Have to Say

As part of our work, we respond to consultations, calls for evidence and any announcements affecting FE and HE for students with vision impairment. You can hear what we have to say here.

Find out more about 'What We Have to Say'

SEND Education Reforms

Find out everything you need to know about the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) education reforms and what work we are doing in this area.

Find out more about 'SEND Education Reforms'

Curriculum Framework For Children and Young People With Vision Impairment: Policy and Campaigning

Find out more about the Curriculum Framework for children and young people with a Vision Impairment (CFVI); what it is and what work we are doing in this area.

Find out more about 'Curriculum Framework For Children and Young People With Vision Impairment: Policy and Campaigning'

Give Me Access to College

Our ‘Give me access to college’ campaign is calling for blind and partially sighted students to have equal access to post-16 education. Find out more about the campaign and hear the voice of students!

Find out more about 'Give Me Access to College'

Policy Position: Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) Reforms

Our policy position on the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) reforms announced by The Student Loans Company.

Find out more about 'Policy Position: Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) Reforms'

Unfiltered Lives Campaign

TPT is pleased to have worked with VICTAR on our ‘Our Right to Study’ campaign and joint consultation responses, which has helped to inform this Unfiltered lives campaign from the University of Birmingham.

Find out more about 'Unfiltered Lives Campaign'

Longitudinal Transitions Study

Read the final report from the Longitudinal Transitions Study which followed the same young people with vision impairment through education and employment for 11 years.

Find out more about 'Longitudinal Transitions Study'
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