- Care Inspectorate 2015
43 Canaan Lane
Tel: 0131 446 3120
Fax: 0131 447 9266
The Royal Blind School is a community of young people who all share the common experience of visual impairment.
This helps develop peer understanding and friendships in a supportive yet challenging environment.
We tailor the care and education that we provide to each individual according to their needs. Many of our pupils have other disabilities and additional support needs as well as visual impairment and would find the large class sizes in a mainstream school difficult to manage.
We have a high ratio of staff to pupils. Our teachers either have or are working towards the Post Graduate Qualification in Education Support, Visual Impairment. All our teaching methods, and activities and teaching resources are tailored to the needs of our pupils and our building is purpose built for children and young people with visual impairment.
Therapists are an integral part of our team. Occupational therapy enables our pupils and young people to achieve health, well–being in everyday activities and curricular access.
Physiotherapists identify and maximise movement potential through health promotion, preventive healthcare, treatment and rehabilitation.
Speech and language therapists assess and treat speech, language and communication difficulties in young people to enable them to communicate to the best of their ability.
Pupils and teachers are supported by Nursery Nurses and Classroom Assistants.
Our transcription staff are skilled in adapting print to Braille and adapting a range of print materials to alternative and accessible formats including Braille, audio, large print, tactile diagrams.
We also bring in body awareness and relaxation techniques to aid learning - you can watch our video on using 'mindfulness' here.