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Our Support Programmes

Berkshire Sensory Consortium Support Programmes

 

We offer two types of specialist programmes (Teaching and Advisory) which deliver a different package of support from our Qualified Teachers of the Deaf, Vision and Multi-Sensory Impaired alongside our specialist Habilitation and Qualified Educational Specialist Teaching Assistants. 

 

The number of visits is determined using the NATSIP Eligibility Criteria in line with the Service Support Programmes.  

 

Teaching Programmes

  • 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 special arrangements for examination concessions and modifications

  • Advice on audiological management and assistive technology to support hearing/visual access to learning

  • Loan and maintenance of specific educational specialist equipment

  • Working in partnership with parents/carers at home for pre-school children as part of the team around the child

 

Advisory Programmes

  • Advisory visits which include observation, assessment and pupil specific advice and signposting to useful resources and guidance    

  • Provision of a Pupil Profile which includes recommendations and a summary of the potential impact on access to learning  

  • Bespoke training session on how to meet the needs of pupils who have a sensory impairment    

  • 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 our Habilitation specialists 

  • Loan and maintenance of specific educational specialist equipment

  • Note: Pupils with an Education Health and Care Plan have a BSCS report

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