The Vision Support Team- The final blog of the summer term- and yet, there is still more to come!

7th July 2021 Hope this blog finds everybody well. This academic year seems to have flown by! The Vision Support Team have been working hard supporting children and young people with vision impairment through their transitions from those going into nurseries, reception class to those starting secondary school and FE college. This is often an […]

‘Virtual Teaching Assistant’ Support Group

By Emma Basudev.   The last few weeks have been busy, since the emerging lock-down restrictions easing, it feels as though this summer term is one of change. Things are beginning to feel on a trajectory where ‘business as normal’ is resuming, although perhaps things might always be a little different. Part of this adaptation […]

Research studies from ACER which are helping to shape autism education:

By Wendy Peel The Communication and Autism Team have contributed to recent and upcoming research projects with the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) at the University of Birmingham. An ongoing campaign to highlight the research studies, called Unfiltered Lives, was released on 4th March 2021. This campaign includes three poignant short films which […]

The Hearing Support Team Spring newsletter with a focus on Early Years

By Kerry McKee. The Hearing Support Team (HST) have been producing newsletters since 2015.  This is the first time we have shared it online, so we thought it was time for a refreshed and simplified look.  We hope you like it.  We thank our colleagues from the Physical Difficulties Service for their inspiration! The Spring […]

Emotional support resources for the return of pupils after lockdown – specifically for children with vision loss

By Emma Basudev. With our focus around returning back to some semblance of ‘normality’ after this past year, the return to school is a time of excitement for young people and re-establishing face to face contact with their friends and school peers. However, it can also be a time of uncertainty and anxiety; not knowing […]

Free e-learning resource – Preterm Birth Information for Education Professionals

The e-learning resource was co-designed with teachers, educational psychologists, parents of children born preterm, and young adults who were born preterm themselves and comprises evidence-based information about what preterm birth is, how it may affect children’s development and learning, and what can be done to support them in the classroom.   The e-learning resource can […]

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