University of Edinburgh

Promoting social inclusion of pupils with visual impairment in
mainstream schools in Scotland


Some terms and initials used in this report may be unfamiliar. The following is a glossary of
those most frequently used:

CPD Continuing Professional Development

FAB Friends Against Bullying

INSET In-Service Training for Teachers

PAT Planned Activity Time

RNIB Royal National Institute of the Blind

SEN Assistant Special Educational Needs Assistant (usually allocated to support a particular pupil)

TVI Teacher of the visually impaired

VI Visually impaired