School Visits (Joseph Clarke Service for Vision Impaired)


What is this service?

The Joseph Clarke Service for the Vision 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 Vision 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 vision impairment and those working with them to ensure best outcomes.

Outcomes for service users

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


Who to contact

Contact Name
Alex Stainton
020 8531 8361 020 8531 8361
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Where to go

Joseph Clarke Service for the Vision Impaired
Whitefield School & Centre
Macdonald Road
E17 4AZ
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Term time

Other Details

No cost involved


Age Ranges
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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