Supporting Blind and Partially Sighted Students in Secondary Education

There are lots of professionals involved in supporting blind and partially sighted students throughout secondary education and as they transition into employment or further education. The range of professionals include careers advisers, teachers, SENCOs, SENDIASS staff and educational psychologists, to name a few.

It is likely that many professionals may not know how to support a blind or partially sighted student or where to start. This isn’t surprising as vision impairment is a low incidence disability.

Here we have a range of information and resources to help professionals effectively support blind and partially sighted children and young people in mainstream education.

If you need any information, advice or training, then please email us at: EducationPolicy@pocklington.org.uk and a member of our Team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Understanding Vision Impairment

Get a better understanding of what vision impairment is, the key facts, plus gain insight into what the world can look like from the perspective of a blind/partially sighted student.

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A Guide to the Professionals

Find out more about the specialist professionals that can support blind and partially sighted students and what services local authorities can provide.

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Transitioning on From Secondary School

Get informative and useful resources to help you support blind and partially sighted students to transition from school to further education/employment.

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Ensuring Equal Access to Public Examinations for Candidates with Sensory Impairment

A guide to help teachers of children and young people with sensory impairments to understand reasonable adjustments and access arrangements for public exams.

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Preparing Blind and Partially Sighted People for Life After School

Find out more about our research into Careers information and guidance provision for blind and partially sighted young people.

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Children, Young People and Families Professional Network

Find out more about our vibrant network for professionals working with blind and partially sighted children and young people and their families.

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