VIEW, RNIB and NatSIP have updated their open letters for schools and colleges on coronavirus and education support for children with vision impairment.
As before, these set out some specific issues for schools and colleges to consider on meeting the needs of children with vision impairment. The latest version focuses on face coverings and recent changes to government guidance, whilst also acknowledging concerns around new variants of coronavirus. It also covers peripatetic specialist support, exam arrangements and catch-up support.
These open letters are available to you to share with schools and colleges in your area as appropriate.
Open letters for Scotland will be available shortly.
- Meeting the needs of children with vision impairment as schools and colleges during summer term 2021 – England (Word, 169KB) – updated May 2021.
- Meeting the needs of students with vision impairment in schools and colleges in Wales during summer term 2021 (Word, 169KB) – updated June 2021
- Diwallu anghenion myfyrwyr sydd â cholled golwg mewn ysgolion a cholegau yng Nghymru yn ystod tymor yr haf 2021 (Word, 239 KB)
- Meeting the needs of children with vision impairment as schools and colleges during summer term 2021- Northern Ireland (Word, 168KB) – updated May 2021.
This document has been produced alongside: VIEW’s Students with vision impairment returning to school after the lockdown: considerations for risk assessments (June 2020) and HabVIUK Coronavirus (COVID 19) Habilitation and Risk Assessment Guidance (May 2020) which provide further detail.