Royal Blind School Awards Nomination

Posted: 04/11/2014 | Education,

Award nomination for the Royal Blind School.

The Royal Blind School is celebrating being shortlisted in the Special Needs Initiative of the Year category of the Independent School Awards 2014.

The Special Needs Initiative of the Year recognises a project that has helped children fulfil their potential and improve learning outcomes. The Independent School Awards showcase and celebrate excellence in the fee-payment sector across the UK.  

The Royal Blind School is one of just three schools nominated in this category. Their project centred on health and well-being and, to highlight the recent merger of the school’s two campuses, the theme was Journeys. The purpose was to explore through looking, listening, touching, feeling, talking and asking with learning becoming more active and collaborative.

Health and well-being became an integral part of everyday learning with pupils participating more in activities, including Mindfulness. A Health and Well-being Trophy was awarded monthly to pupils who demonstrated significant improvement with one pupil, who was afraid of water, learning to swim.

The journey is on-going with sleep, for example, needing further exploration but it is exciting and something which all learners across the country should be engaged with. This short video highlights the project.


Hundreds of nominations for outstanding schools, departments and individuals were submitted across 12 categories covering the full range of Independent school activity.

Winners will be announced on Thursday 13 November at an Awards Ceremony in Nottingham. We look forward to hearing the results and best of luck to the Royal Blind School.