Special Schools – Teaching Visually Impaired Pupils

Innovative activities at a school for visually impaired pupils Dorland House Special School in Kent aims to offer visually impaired pupils a fully-rounded education for key stages 1-4 to prepare them for an independent, confident life when they leave school. This programme explores how they do this. There’s a multi-sensory cookery lesson in the nursery, and we follow 8 year-old Samuel as he practices vital mobility skills, there’s Archery, and we sit in on a modern languages lesson taught by a visually impaired teacher. The programme also highlights the strong creative arts component coming out of an innovative link with Milton Margai School for the Blind in Sierra Leone, and we talk to three older pupils from Dorland House who are preparing to visit Sierra Leone for the first time.

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