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School Visits (Joseph Clarke Service for Visually Impaired)


What is this service?

The Joseph Clarke Service for the Visually Impaired can visit at school to offer advice, support and strategies that are specific to the visually impaired pupils in the school.  The visits are made by a Qualified Teacher of the Visually Impaired and can include:

 Classroom observations

  • Functional vision assessments
  • Attending meetings
  • Liaising with staff, parents, hospitals and other professionals
  • Specific advice to support the student for example, with Special Access Arrangements for examinations
  • Signposting to resources.

The Service is also able to provide advice and support to students and staff with regard to orientation and mobility and creating an accessible environment.  This is provided by the Habilitation Specialist from the Joseph Clarke Service.

Who is it for?

Children and young people with a visual impairment and those working with them to ensure best outcomes.

Outcomes for service users

Increased awareness of the effects of a visual impairment upon a child/young person’s access to the curriculum.  Advice, support and practical strategies provided to aid curriculum access.


Who to contact

Anne Webster
020 8531 8361

Where to go

Joseph Clarke Service for the Visually Impaired
Whitefield School & CentreMacdonald RoadLondonE17 4AZ
E17 4AZ

When is it on?

Term time

Other Details

Cost Details
No cost involved
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Referral Details

Open referral system


How to access this service:

By contacting the joseph clarke service via telephone or email

Alternatively the referral forms and parental permission slip are available on the website.


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