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

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?

Subscribe

To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers

Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
 
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today