Who is it for?
Our Local Authority Led Resourced Provision at Grove House Primary school provides up to 12 places from Reception to Y6 for children who are typically registered as severely sight impaired and require more specialist support than a mainstream school could reasonably be expected to provide.
Pupils accessing a resourced provision place will need to have an EHCP or be undergoing an assessment for an EHCP. They will be tactile learners, who use braille and/or specialist technology as their main method of communication, or they will require large print at font 36 or above. Pupils who access the provision and its resources will have vision impairment as their primary need on their EHCP.
What do we do?
There is a specialist team based within the school including, qualified teachers of children and young people with vision impairment (QTVI), a curriculum resource officer, specialist practitioner and VI specialist support assistants for children and young people with vision impairment (VISSA). They are trained in a range of skills including braille, specialist technology, tactile learning as well being able to use specialist equipment to modify resources so that all learners can access the curriculum.
Each pupil has a specifically designed mobility programme, delivered and monitored by one of our qualified habilitation officers. We deliver a programme of training and support for mainstream staff and support staff to ensure all pupils with a vision impairment achieve their potential. We keep in regular contact with parents and carers through parent support groups, parent consultation evenings and annual reviews to discuss pupil’s individual learning goals and progress.
How does it work?
For most of the school day, pupils with a vision impairment work alongside their peers in class. The children also have access the specialist VI curriculum to ensure they have the opportunity and time to develop skills to become an independent learner and maintain good self-esteem as a vision impaired person. This specialist curriculum includes pre-braille, braille, specialist technology, independent living skills, social skills, mobility and the children also take part in Go4it trips that provide opportunities for new experiences and challenges outside of the classroom.
Our Aims for Every Child
- To enable them to reach their full potential, in all areas of their life.
- To provide full access to the school curriculum.
- To provide a high standard of resources and support, as appropriate.
- To encourage them to become independent learners and to encourage independence in all aspects of life.
- To develop and support their aspirations.
- To prepare for adulthood and employment.
- To have proactive approach to inclusion for all.
Children and Young People SEND Outcomes
- I am loved and cared for by those around me and supported if and when I need it.
- I feel supported and safe.
- I am confident and able to achieve my dreams.
- I am valued and accepted in society.
- My voice is heard and I am able to live my life to the fullest.
- I try to remain positive and stay healthy.
How do I access it?
The Local Authority Led Resourced Provision is part of Bradford Council’s children's sensory and physical needs service, specialist provision for children and young people with vision impairment.