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
- 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
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