University of Edinburgh

Early Years: Working with visually impaired children

Presented on Wednesday 2 December 2009

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 9
Number of Respondents: 9 

Overall Assessment: 

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Enhancement to your expertise


Content and supplementary material


How will you use what you have learned today?
Helping pupils in my current caseload.
I will pass on info to colleagues formally, both VI colleagues and staff in schools.
Practical materials: look at resources to consolidate learning and find opportunities to observe them being used. Read from recommended texts to consolidate learning.
In my various establishments. Cascade to colleagues. New resourcing.
Improving assessment methods.
I will use what I’ve learned today in the classroom.
Improve my understanding of VI.
Change what I do in class! Support VI child much better (I hope).

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?
Practical tips/ideas. Reference to useful materials.
Wealth of ideas for reading/applying in early years from presenters and course members - content very motivating. Want, as usual, to learn more. Size of group - more interaction.
Experienced practitioners with wide knowledge of their field.
All aspects equally valuable.
Meeting others who are working with VI pupils.
Learning about assessment.
Learning new strategies and hearing from experts.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?
Longer time spent on MGS - Canaan Barrie signs - signing in general.
The only reason I gave a 2 was as usual everyone has things to add and questions to ask - it is difficult to keep to the timing - very valuable though.

Any other comments regarding the course?
All aspects were extremely useful particularly the info on early years as I am now involved in this area. I have also gained a lot of info on complex needs which I have had less experience with.
Small group added to good participation. Good venue.
A great day. I would like to do more of your courses. The time just flew past!

Location and Venue
Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Convenience of venue


Quality of venue


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How did you hear about this course?
SSC Courses Brochure (5)
Course Leaflet Mailshot (1)
SSC Newsletter (1)
Colleague (2)

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?
More about VI and complex needs/Development Journal.
Baby journal - ASAP - thank you.
Practical workshop events to see/use resources - more time really - there is so much!
Specific for teachers.

Outcomes Assessment
Chartered Teacher Standard components:
Very useful = 1; Not useful = 5

your professional values and personal commitment


your professional knowledge and understanding


your professional and personal attributes