Supporting Best Practice
All of the early years settings and schools within Kent have access to documents to support them in providing high quality support for learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. This guidance includes sections on meeting the needs of learners with hearing impairment, visual impairment and multi-sensory impairment/ deafblindness.
The guidance for supporting the needs of children in early years settings is the Best Practice Guidance for Early Years.
For learners of school age staff refer to the following documents:
- Meeting Hearing Impairment Needs - School Age
- Meeting Visual Impairment Needs - School Age
- Meeting Multi-Sensory Impairment/Deafblindness Needs - School Age
For learners with HI, VI and MSI in Special Schools for Profound, Severe and Complex Needs schools use the Best Practice Guidance for Sensory Impairment in Special Schools. This document was drawn and reviewed by representatives for eight of the PSCN Special Schools working together with the STLS Sensory Service.
The Colleges of Further Education in Kent worked with the STLS Sensory Service to produce the Colleges Core Standards for Sensory Impairment.
All of these guidance documents are attached.