University of Edinburgh

SSC Course 9: Including Children with Visual Impairments in the Mainstream School Setting

Presented on Thursday, 22nd September 2016

Courses evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 12
Number of Respondents: 11

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?

Taking the resources into the classroom. Looking at need for child - sharing resources with other staff members.
Getting more resources to aid pupils in the region. Making staff more aware of the needs of the visually impaired pupil (VIP).
Implement the suggestions/strategies with my pupils.
Lots of useful ideas and strategies to pass on to staff/implement.
I will use the strategies I have learned in my role as VI teacher.
Lots of ideas to try out.
Will use the resources suggested. Will apply suggested strategies.
I will apply strategies and tips in the classroom and ensure all involved understand their roles by sharing today's learning. Interactive experiences helped understand VI.
To continue to work with VI teachers and classroom assistant to support VI pupil in class.
A huge amount, very relevant.

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

Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?

Looking at the different resources. How to use these for individual pupils.
Clear, concise and enthusiastic.
Lots of practical advice/suggestions and advice on products available.
Advice and practical ideas.
Lots of practical advice.
Practical experience was very worthwhile.
Practical activities, approaches and strategies to try out. It flew by so quickly!
Good practical activities.
Practical tips and advice, as well as personalised strategies where necessary.
Informal atmosphere and ability to discuss with other professionals.
Speaker presented the course clearly and interestingly.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?

Perhaps having two separate courses for primary and secondary schools.
Wish it was a week long course.

How did you hear about this course?

Course Info Email from SSC: 1
Co-ordinator/Line Manager: 7
Colleague: 1
SSC Website: 2