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


Bayard Place
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