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UK Specialist VI Curriculum Framework (SVICF) Project Update

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RNIB’s VI Curriculum Project Manager has shared the following update message, and request for support

“One year in and we are getting closer to the creation of a UK wide unified framework for Children and Young People with a Vision Impairment (CYPVI), thanks to the huge support and expertise being shared from across the sector. We would like to take this opportunity to update you on our progress and let you know how you can still be involved as the project continues to develop.

This joint project between Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), The professional association of the Vision Impairment Education Workforce (VIEW), Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR) at University of Birmingham, and Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT), aims to establish a UK wide specialist VI framework for children and young people with vision impairment (VI).

The new framework will clarify and define the elements of specialist skill development, interventions and best practice support that are essential for children and young people with vision impairment. The 2-year project, funded by RNIB, is now entering the final stage of the consultation which will confirm and finalise the key outcome areas, draw together case studies as well as finalise the name of the framework itself.

The VI Curriculum Framework will be accompanied by the development of an online resource hub to support the sharing of professional resources used by Qualified Teachers of children with Vision Impairment (QTVIs) and Habilitation Specialists across the sector.

We need your support!

If you, your service or school have designed resources to support CYP with VI in learning specialist skills and would be happy to share your ideas and resources with others, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with us by emailing: [email protected]

Find out more about the progress of the project and download our FAQs at: Development of new UK specialist VI curriculum framework: an update – RNIB – See differently