Specialist Teaching Service – Hearing, Vision and Physical Support

The Specialist Teaching Service aims to ensure the inclusion and achievement of children and young people with hearing and/or vision impairments and physical disabilities and the building of expertise and capacity within educational settings / schools in Peterborough, in line with current local and national strategies.

The focus of support across the service continues to be working in partnership with families, schools, pre-school settings, post 16 provisions and other involved agencies so as to ensure the needs of the children / young people we work with are fully met. To achieve this we use a variety of approaches:

  • Assessment of need
  • Advice to settings / schools and parents
  • Support for settings / schools and parents
  • Formal and informal training for setting / school staff
  • Provision of specialist education equipment for sensory impairment
  • Monitoring of progress and educational provision
  • Liaison and close work with different professionals and agencies
  • Input to Education, Health and Care needs assessments and reviews

In some specific cases where there is a high level of need, the team may on occasions do direct teaching of particular skills with a child or young person.

E-mail: sensorysupport@peterborough

Address

Bayard Place
Broadway
Peterborough
Postcode
PE1 1FB
Notes
Staff will primarily meet service users in the community.

All SENI Services work with Family Voice Peterborough to run monthly Parent/Carer Hubs. For more details on the hubs, please see the Family Voice Peterborough website: www.familyvoice.org.uk