- Care Inspectorate 2015
43 Canaan Lane
Tel: 0131 446 3120
Fax: 0131 447 9266
Many of our pupils have multiple disabilities as well as visual impairment.
Special schooling offers visually impaired pupils the opportunity to fully participate in school life with a curriculum fully tailored to individual needs and the experience of working alongside a mutually supportive peer group.
For a number of pupils, for all or a part of a school career, this is a valuable experience. Educational achievement and acquisition of daily living and mobility skills is much enhanced with a wide range of specialist staff and small class sizes.
This specialised education sets up the pupils with disabilities with the life skills they need after they leave school.
We also use body awareness and relaxation techniques to aid learning - watch our video on how we use 'mindfulness' here.
Approximately 80% of learning is through our vision. As a consequence, visually impaired children can often find school challenging.
Loss of vision requires:
• The use of imaginative and varied teaching approaches
• Support in orientation and independent living skills
• Adapting materials into accessible formats, including Braille, large print, audio and tactile diagrams
• Learning how to use assistive technologies.