Redbridge SERC

Blind, partially sighted and visually impaired students

Description

There are a wide range of conditions which impact upon a student's vision. 

Joseph Clark are a specialist support sevice for students who have a visual impairment.

This page will sign post you to advice, information and resources.

Fact sheets

Training / Help

Further help and support can be obtained from:

  • Joseph Clark Service
  • S.E.R.C - queries relating to technology

Videos

Screenshot for video: Cheap sensory ideas by Richard Hirstwood Part 2

Cheap sensory ideas by Richard Hirstwood Part 2

Part 2 - A collection of ideas you can use with pupils working at a sensory level.

Screenshot for video: Umbrellas and sensory based students

Umbrellas and sensory based students

Richard Hirstwood showing you how to use an umbrella to focus attention and stimuli.

Screenshot for video: Additional needs: create a sensory experience for your child

Additional needs: create a sensory experience for your child

THis video demonstrates how to create a sensory experience for a child with additional needs using easy to buy and affordable materials

Learning Aids

Please offer me a seat badge

Please offer me a seat badge

Available from:

TfL have recently introduced a badge to help Adults and Children who may have difficulty standing/ waiting on all TfL transport. It is designed to be supportive for hidden disabilities and medical conditions. The badges are free- you do notneed…

Illustrations

Stickman Communication

Stickman Communication

Stickman Communications create brilliantly simple cards to help communicate a variety of conditions/ disabilities. They currently cover; * ASD * Sensory overload * Allergies  * Medical conditions  * Bowel and bladder conditions * Hypermobility and EDS * Migraine * Seizures * POTS /SVT * Visual impairment * Mental Health *…
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Source: http://stickmancommunications.co.uk/epages/747384.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/747384/Categories/topics

A student using a Braille machine

A student using a Braille machine

A student using a Braille machine
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A Lady with albinism

A Lady with albinism

This is a photograph of a lady who has Albinism.
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Sight Sim.co.uk

Sight Sim.co.uk

Sight .sim uk provide good visual resources to explain visual impairment.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Family Resources

Relaxed performances -National Theatre

Phone: 
44 (0)20 7452 3000
Email: 
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Website: 
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/your-visit/access/relaxed-performances
Description

Gill Dodson who works for Newbridge recently shared with us her recent trip to see a relaxed performance of Matilda. She could not recommend this highly enough and said there were lots of accomodations for a range of SEN.

Looking at their website the next performance appears to be War Horse in September.

RNIB - Family Support

Phone: 
0303 123 9999
Email: 
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Website: 
http://www.rnib.org.uk/livingwithsightloss/copingwithsightloss/parentsplace/familylife/Pages/familylife.aspx
Description

You can find information to help your child learn dressing, washing and eating skills and get great ideas on making daily life safe and practical. Parents tell us their tips for happy eating - learning about food is part of growing up, but it can be a messy business!

Support for children and young people with a Visual Impairment

Website: 
http://www.rnib.org.uk/livingwithsightloss/copingwithsightloss/youngpeople/Pages/young_people.aspx
Description

On these webpages you'll find information on a wide range of issues that are important to blind and partially sighted young people.

This section of the RNIB website has been co-designed and reviewed by young people across the UK. It includes a variety of individual experiences, case studies and information from young people at each stage of their lives. The information includes;

 

Outreach Services

Joseph Clark Service

Phone: 
020 8531 8361
Email: 
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Website: 
http://www.joseph-clarke-sc.co.uk/page/?title=About+the+Service&pid=55
Description

Joseph Clark is a specialist service supporting students who have a visual impairment in Redbridge LEA.

This service is based in Waltham Forest and they provide advice, support and training to students in Redbridge Schools.

S.E.R.C

Phone: 
0208 503 8773
Email: 
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Website: 
http://www.redbridgeserc.org
Description

Age range of pupils they support: 4- 19 yrs

Students they support:

  • SERC completes individual assessments for pupils who have complex needs or specific physical disability ( see SERC criteria form on home page)
  • SERC are happy to offer wider advice to support whole school SEN Inclusive ICT provision.
  • Training and support is free to all Redbridge Schools.

Range of support offered:

  • This centre based at Newbridge School, provides advice and support in the use of Information Technology with pupils who have special educational needs or a physical/ sensory disability.
  • S.E.R.C provides individual assessments of ICT needs of individual needs of pupils with SEN, in both mainstream and special schools.
  • Training for teachers and support staff who work with pupils with SEN.
  • Support and advice to parents/ carers of children who have SEN.

Address:                         S.E.R.C, Newbridge School, 258 Barley Lane, Ilford, Essex, IG38XS