Byron Road, Taunton TA1 2JB
Children with sight loss can face challenges in their early years and at school. The Vision Support Service offers a range of support for parents and children who are blind or partially-sighted.
Specialist advisory teachers
A team of specialist advisory teachers and teaching assistants, known as the Vision Support Team, has workers based at Wells, Yeovil, Bridgwater and Taunton, and provides a service across the county. They carry out pre-school work with babies and young children under 5, and their parents and families. This includes advice and support with the development of babies and young children with sight loss.
All schools, childcare and SEND providers must make their policy and provision for children with
Special Educational Needs (SEN) available on their website. This is usually published in the
provider's SEN information report. This link takes you to where you can find this provider's
SEN information report.
If you cannot find what you are looking for or you have questions about the provider's SEN
provision, you should contact the provider directly.
We usually hold some information about a provider's policy and provision and you can find what
we do hold here.
Contact provider for details
Assessments of visually-impaired children of school age who are blind and partially-sighted
The Advisory Teachers can arrange for special equipment to be provided, and work with teachers to make sure the child has as much support as possible.