Integrated system works for us

28th February 2003 at 00:00
In reply to Peter White's article "The awkward truth about disabled inclusion" (Another Voice, TES, December 20) I manage services for visually-impaired pupils at the Charles Dickens school, Broadstairs, a mainstream non-selective secondary.

Of the 11 pupils we support, three are Braille learners, several also have additional needs. Our school is highly inclusive; pupils with visual impairments are not separate, they go to mainstream lessons alongside their sighted peers. Here pupils with visual impairments have the "best of both worlds" - the support of the mainstream teachers who make their lessons inclusive for all learners, and access to the visual impairment support team who are sensitive to their needs.

Jenny Callaghan

Manager, Visual impairment provision

The Charles Dickens school

Broadstairs Road, Broadstairs, Kent

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