The Royal Blind School A GSG School
- The Royal Blind School
43-45 Canaan Lane
- Head: Elaine Brackenridge
- T 0131 446 3120
- F 0131 447 9266
- E office@royalbl…dschool.org.uk
- W www.royalblind.org/education
- A special independent school for pupils aged from 4 to 19 who are visually impaired or blind, add may have multiple disabilities in addition to visual impairment
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Edinburgh, City of
- Pupils: 29
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: Usually funded by the LA
- Open days: Contact the School for Details
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
What The Good Schools Guide says..
We were enchanted to find the most eloquent essay we have read in a long time …Staff still getting to grips with all the inbuilt techy stuff: ‘it is a pretty steep learning curve’....
What the school says...
The Royal Blind School is a grant aided special school for children and young people aged 4 to 19 years who are visually impaired or blind including those with complex needs in addition to visual impairment. The school accepts day and boarding pupils and also accommodates shared placements with Local Authority schools and other part-time arrangements. The school is a centre of excellence in the education and care of young people with visual impairment. Each pupil has an individualised education plan. The Curriculum for Excellence is offered and pupils can sit for externally accredited subjects up to and including Advanced Highers. Additional services include therapy, mobility and independent living skills. Subjects include music, sport, drama, outdoor education, CDT, Science, Opportunities are offered to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and a range of other extra-curricular activities. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysWe were enchanted to find the most eloquent essay we have read in a long time …Staff still getting to grips with all the inbuilt techy stuff: ‘it is a pretty steep learning curve’.
Since 2013, Mrs Elaine Brackenridge BEd (primary), postgrad diploma in SEN, specialising in visual impairment, and awarded charter teacher status in 2005, whom we met briefly between meetings. Previously depute head for four years. Hails from Easterhouse in Glasgow, was a late convert to education and, having done her highers at Motherwell College, and a teaching degree at Jordanhill, spent most of her career in some form of SEN.
She has, ‘with a little help from my friends’, masterminded the move from the former Royal Blind School on Craigmillar Campus (magnificent and enormous 1820s building) to a specially designed extension to the...
Special Education Needs
Local authority funds visually impaired pupils. Nov 09.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired||Y|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|