An outward looking centre of excellence
in the education of children with visual impairments
Our Priestley Smith Specialist Curriculum
The Curriculum Framework for Children and Young People with Vision Impairment (CFVI) has been developed to support children and young people with vision impairment access an appropriate and equitable education.
The aims of the framework are to:
To help clarify and define the elements of specialist skill development, interventions and best practice support that are considered to be essential for children and young people with vision impairment;
To assist qualified specialist practitioners in raising the awareness amongst other professionals and parents of the need for children and young people with vision impairment to be taught skills that enable them to access the curriculum and the wider world with as much independence as possible;
To aid discussions and understanding amongst all involved in a child/young person’s education of how and when these skills should be taught by suitably qualified specialists and reinforced by non-specialists.
At Priestley Smith the CFVI is taught through VIPS - (Vision Impaired at Priestley Smith) lessons on a Wednesday afternoon.