We will, wherever possible, provide translators when meeting parents/carers who do not have English as their first language.
Reports for parents/carers of children and young people with a visual impairment can be provided in large print or braille on request.
If requested, users of British Sign Language can be provided with an interpreter (a month’s notice is required due to the short supply of BSL interpreters).
As a service we are committed to enabling all parents/carers to understand the monitoring of their child’s progress.
We use a variety of assessment tools in order to discuss, keep track and monitor a child’s development in all areas.
Our aim is to try to enable academic achievement across the whole curriculum, for all pupils with sensory impairment, ensuring the gap does not widen between the child and his/her peers in attainment, particularly in the core curriculum subjects of Maths, English and Science.
We closely monitor personal, social and emotional development to try and ensure pupils with sensory impairment understand the implications of their needs, and do not feel isolated. Parents/carers are included at all stages of our assessments and results are always shared with them.
Schools will inform parents/carers when we are due to visit, and parents/carers are welcome to attend any appointments to formally or informally discuss their child’s progress.
We welcome feedback from parents/carers about our service via email, phone calls or face to face.
Parents/carers of pupils with sensory impairment will be signposted towards appropriate support/charity organisations and literature is provided by our service.