"We saw that staff enjoyed very close and warm relationships with the young people in their care."

 
- Care Inspectorate 2015 

 

Royal Blind School

43 Canaan Lane

Edinburgh

EH10 4SG

Tel: 0131 446 3120

Fax: 0131 447 9266

office@royalblindschool.org.uk

 

 

Our Staff

Our staff have the expertise to design, implement and monitor individual education and care plans that enable each pupil to maximise their potential, providing them with the best possible opportunities to achieve real inclusion as a valued member of the community. This expertise ensures that the additional support needs of each child are met.

Our multi-disciplinary team of professionals includes:

  • Teachers - all of whom either have or are working towards the Post Graduate Qualification in Education Support, Visual Impairment
  • Care workers
  • Mobility and habilitation specialists
  • Nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech, language and occupational therapists.

Their work is supplemented by support, administrative and domestic staff. Together with the pupils themselves and their families, all have an important part to play in building the school community as an inclusive, supportive and effective learning environment. Meet our Senior Leadership Team:

Elaine Brackenridge, Head Teacher

Elaine Brackenridge, Head TeacherElaine has worked at the Royal Blind School since 2009, first as Depute Head Teacher and then as Head Teacher since Summer 2013. She has a B.Ed Degree (Primary), a post graduate diploma in Special Educational Needs, Visual Impairment and was awarded Chartered Teacher status in 2005.

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Angela Russell, Depute Head Teacher

Angela RussellAngela joined the Senior Leadership Team in a temporary capacity in August 2014 and permanently in January 2016.  She holds teaching qualifications in both Primary and Secondary Education (specialising in Business Education, Economics and Geography). 

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Dominic Everett, Depute Head Teacher

Dominic joined the Royal Blind School as Depute Head Teacher in May 2016. He is a Qualified Teacher of the Visually Impaired.  

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Julie Jamieson, Care Services Manager

Image of Julie Jamieson, Care Services ManagerJulie is Care Services Manager for Royal Blind, overseeing the Royal Blind School’s residential and care service, Kidscene and Forward Vision.

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