In this webinar, hosted by Education Specialist John Milligan from the Norfolk Virtual School and featuring an expert panel made up of John Turnbull – Specialist Education Officer, Jemma Kegan, Advice Team Manager and Andrea Davies – Special Education Officer from the Guide Dogs UK Education Team, we shared advice on home-schooling, support, resources and much more, now available as a downloadable document at the end of this article.

John heads up the Norfolk Virtual Sensory Support team and has 30 years of experience supporting visually impaired students. The Guide Dogs UK Education Team have a wealth of knowledge and resources that they want to share with our VI community, as well as offering support to all families.

The Coronavirus has disrupted all of our lives in so many ways. With many schools across the UK closing, or offering a partial service for certain year groups, life’s routine has been interrupted and many of you will now be at home with your child for the foreseeable future, potentially juggling your own work and their learning needs.

We realise that this could be a stressful time for many thinking of you, and naturally, there’s more to consider for children with VI and other needs.
We want to help all parents and guardians of visually impaired children during this difficult time. Look is here for you – we know you’ve got this!

This Q&A session was Look’s first in a series of informative discussions about how to support VI young people’s home learning.

We discussed:

  • How this crisis is affecting you.
  • How to manage your child’s learning and future exams.
  • Accessibility of home learning.
  • And much more!

Click below to access the resource document created from this webinar.