University of Edinburgh

Making Sense of Partnership: Professionals and Parents Supporting VI Children and Young People



Professionals and parents will come together to give presentations and lead frank discussions about what it means to have real partnership working. Practical suggestions will be given to improve joined-up working.

Target audience: Teachers of VI children, classroom teachers and support staff, other professionals and parents.

Presenters: Janis Sugden, Scottish Sensory Centre
Dr John Ravenscroft, Department of Educational Studies, Moray House School of
Dr David Feeney, Visual Impairment Scotland
Dawn Crow, Parent


10 am Registration and Coffee

10.20 am Introduction, Janis Sugden

10.45 am Getting it Right for Every Child, John Ravenscroft

11.45 am My World Triangle: What are the implications for a Visually Impaired Child? Janis Sugden, John Ravenscroft, David Feeney

12.30 pm Lunch

1.30 pm An Outline of CfBT Education Trust?s Guidance on Supporting Disabled Parents? Involvement in their Children?s Education David Feeney

2.30 pm Parent/Parents Group (Panel discussion) Dawn Crow

3.30 pm Close and Evaluation