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Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service

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BSCS Packages of Support

BSCS offer two types of specialist packages of support: Advisory and Teaching 


These packages are delivered by BSCS staff including Qualified Teachers of the Deaf, Vision and Multi-Sensory Impaired alongside specialist Habilitation staff and Qualified Educational Specialist Teaching Assistants 


Advisory Support Package


  • Observation, assessment and pupil specific advice and signposting to useful resources and guidance 
  • Liaison with home, school and other relevant professionals
  • Provision of training around how to meet the needs of pupils who have a sensory impairment
  • Provision of a Pupil Profile which includes recommendations and a summary of the potential impact on access to learning. Note - children with an Education Health and Care Plan will have a full BSCS report 
  • Additional visits may be allocated for young people who are using additional assistive technology, transitioning to a new key stage or who require input from Habilitation specialists
  • Loan and maintenance of specific educational specialist equipment


Teaching Support Package


  • Specialist teaching sessions in educational and early years settings
  • Working in partnership with parents/carers as part of a home teaching programme
  • Provision of an annual report for each child and young person
  • Bespoke training for schools and early years settings
  • Contribution to writing and review of Individual Education or Family Plans
  • Contribution to Statutory Assessments and Annual Reviews
  • Multi professional working
  • Advice on audiological management and assistive technology to support hearing/visual access to learning
  • Loan and maintenance of specific educational specialist equipment
  • Working partnership with parents/carers at home for pre-school children as part of the team around the child