Blind school to deliver specialist services

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The Royal Blind School will host East Lothian Council's vision impairment education service 

11th September 2017 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

The Royal Blind school has been granted a new local authority contract to deliver education services.

The Royal Blind School will deliver East Lothian Council's vision impairment education service for the next three years.

This will be the first time that school, in Edinburgh, will deliver specialist education and support to visually impaired pupils for an entire local authority.

Pupils aged from three to 18 will benefit from the new service provided by the charity. The service will provide a wide range of support to pupils, staff and families in a range of settings across East Lothian.

The key areas will encompass: access to learning through mediums such as braille and large print, technology, independence, social skills and transitions.

Fiona Robertson, head of education at East Lothian Council, said: "The council is committed to developing strong partnership working with the Royal Blind School to deliver an excellent service that will meet the needs for our children and young people with visual impairment."

Elaine Brackenridge, head teacher at the Royal Blind School, said: "We are delighted to have been awarded the contract to deliver vision impairment services for East Lothian Council.

“We are looking forward to working collaboratively with our colleagues in East Lothian to facilitate inclusion for children and young people with vision impairment and to ensure that their potential is maximised."

The service will be delivered by qualified teachers of children and young people with vision impairment and other staff who have extensive experience in braille.

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