Decision details

LOCYP: 2223012 - Recruitment of a Teacher for the Visually Impaired

Decision Maker: Director of Learning, Opportunities and Skills

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This decision has been taken so the Service can:-
- Maintain support for the increased number of pre-school children who require visual stimulation programmes to maximise visual development. This can have a lifelong impact on the individual child and on the future support needed from our Service.
-To avoid the reduction of our “Understanding My Vision” programme. This will impact on children’s developing understanding of their visual needs and their successful transition from primary to secondary education and secondary to post 16 education.
- Start to provide to students in non-secondary school post 16 provisions meaning who currently have no qualified support for their visual needs including those relating to curriculum access, careers guidance, university applications, habitation support and support for emotional wellbeing.


It has been agreed that the Services for Children with a Vision Impairment is able to recruit a new Teacher for the Visually Impaired. This will be either a Qualified Teacher for the Visually Impaired (QTVI) who has completed the additional, mandatory teaching qualification (option a), or, a qualified teacher who has at least three years teaching experience and who is prepared to undertake the additional mandatory qualification (option b). The option will be based on the successful candidate.
Option a: Circa £47,000
Teacher Pay and Conditions, Main Pay Scale 6 + min SEN allowance
(Circa £39,230) plus mandatory QTVI training (Circa £7,000). On
qualification option b pay will be awarded.
Option b: Circa £46,500
Teacher Pay and Conditions Upper Pay Scale 1 + max SEN allowance.

Publication date: 15/06/2022

Date of decision: 01/06/2022

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