My child has a vision impairment, how do I know which school will be best for them?

Many children with vision impairment are educated in mainstream schools, or in special schools that do not specialise in VI. Each school should have a Special Needs Coordinator (SENCO) who will work with you to look at how your child's educational needs can be best met at school. The Sensory Team Visual Impairment service will support the school to ensure that your child has full access to the curriculum and broader school life.

We strongly advise contacting your local authority's Visual Impairment Teaching service for information about provision in your local area. However, you are able to consider schools outside your own catchment or local authority area. 

Further information and advice can be found on RNIB's Choosing a school and Guide Dogs Education support webpages.

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