Emma Seith

Number of teachers of the blind ‘drastically dropping’

Councils urged to train and incentivise more teachers to work with children with visual impairment

Magazine article image

Too many specialist teachers for children with visual impairment are retiring and not being replaced, leaving children to flounder in school, Scotland’s leading sight-loss charity has warned.

The number of teachers qualified to work with children with visual impairment – known as QTVIs – is “dropping drastically”, said RNIB Scotland’s education and family services manager, Anne Marie Fleming.

She made her comments to TESS as the charity today launched its manifesto for the Scottish local authority elections in May. In it, RNIB Scotland warns that current shortages are set to be exacerbated ...

Subscribe to continue reading

Get full access to our magazine to keep up-to-date with the latest education research, insight and analysis – including audio articles and back issues