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

The Curriculum Framework for Children and Young People with Vision Impairment (CFVI) provides an opportunity to improve the experiences of education for blind and partially sighted children and young people and those who support them. Used in the right way the CFVI can transform lives; we want this ambition to be realised for all blind and partially sighted children and young people.

Alongside RNIB, VIEW and sector partners, we are working to see the CFVI embedded into policy across the UK. Please see our campaign reports here to find out more.

 

#UnlockingEducation for all: CFVI video case studies

As part of our campaign to embed the CFVI into policy, we’re sharing these five case study videos featuring blind or partially sighted children and young people. Made in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, each short film tells the young person’s story in their own words.

Please check the guidelines for using and sharing our CFVI case study videos before sharing.

Lucy’s video

Lucy is a student at Knowetop Primary School in Motherwell. In this video she talks about her experiences of school as a young person with vision impairment.

 

Nathan’s video

Nathan is a student at Ulster University. In this video he talks about his experiences of school and growing up as a young person with a vision impairment.

Mo’s video

Mo is a student at RNC Hereford. In this video he talks about his experience of school after losing his sight, and the difference that having access to specialist support has made in his life.

Jay’s video

Jay is a student at RNC Hereford and a blind footballer who is currently on the England talent pathway. In this video he shares his experience of school and growing up as a young person with a vision impairment, and the importance that sport plays in his life.

Samiya’s video

Samiya is a member of UCAN Productions – a performance and creative arts charity for blind and partially sighted children/young people/adults and their friends. In this video she talks about her experiences of school and growing up as a young person with a vision impairment.

These videos have been funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust and were produced by Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research and Creative Media, University of Birmingham.

Campaign reports: Unlocking Education

The vision impairment sector released reports in June 2023 in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland titled “Unlocking education for all, Curriculum Framework for Children and Young People with Vision Impairment (CFVI)”.

The reports highlight the importance of the CFVI and call for the Governments in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to endorse and formally recognise the framework in policy across the UK.

 

Policy statements

The below policy statements for each of the nations set out what the CFVI is, why it is important and what we would like to see happen in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

You may also be interested in...

Curriculum Framework for Children and Young People with Vision Impairment

Learn more about the curriculum framework for vision impaired children and young people in the UK, which was developed by TPT, RNIB, VIEW, and VICTAR.

Find out more about 'Curriculum Framework for Children and Young People with Vision Impairment'

Education Policy

Find out about the work we do to lobby Government and decision makers to help ensure blind and partially sighted people can pursue their educational aspirations.

Find out more about 'Education Policy'

A Guide to Apprenticeships

Find out everything you need to know about apprenticeships as a blind/partially sighted student; what they are, how to get one, and what support is available.

Find out more about 'A Guide to Apprenticeships'

Making College Accessible

This guide supports college leadership teams and staff to make further education more accessible for blind and partially sighted students.

Find out more about 'Making College Accessible'

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'

Secondary School

Guidance and information to support young blind and partially sighted people through their studies at secondary school.

Find out more about 'Secondary School'

College, Sixth Form and Apprenticeships

Guidance to support blind and partially sighted students through their studies in college and further education.

Find out more about 'College, Sixth Form and Apprenticeships'

Student Stories

Read the stories of blind and partially sighted students on their educational journey and the advice they have for other students.

Find out more about 'Student Stories'
Back to top