News and opportunities from NatSIP

The National Sensory Impairment Partnership (NatSIP), is now half way through the contract with DfE (2017-18) as delivery partners for Sensory Impairment (SI) and there are a number of events coming up which might interest you, and families and colleagues you work with. As many of you know these events are very relevant to all SEND and our materials are easily adaptable to other disability groups. Resources on the NatSIP website are free to download:

In the Sensory learning Hub we have recently published 'Getting Started' - a useful document linking to resources which enable staff in schools, colleges and settings go to trusted materials which will assist them in working with children and young people with SI:

We also have a number of upcoming events:

Supporting the achievement of apprenticeships with Sensory Impairment:

Friday 1st December - London

This new, interactive, one‐day training course is for apprenticeship training provider staff to help meet the needs of deaf/hearing impaired and vision impaired apprentices and fulfill the duties under the Equality Act 2010. The information may also be useful for Heads of Support services and college staff.  (London)

How can SI services show that they make a difference to a young person's outcomes?

Tuesday 5 December 2017 - London
Tuesday 23 January 2018 - Manchester 

This one day workshop is for Heads of support services, senior managers and practitioners. It is relevant to any SEN support service. Demonstrating the impact of visiting teacher work in schools, colleges and settings on individual children and young people is a real challenge. It is necessary both for understanding and improving our own practice so that we can provide well-founded information for those who are paying for our services. This workshop uses a case study approach to examine what we mean by impact and how we might go about gathering evidence.

Links:  (London)  (Manchester)


​It would be very good to see colleagues at some of our NatSIP events this year​ and using our resources too!


Lindsey Rousseau - Facilitator, NatSIP

Lindsey Rousseau MBE - Facilitator, NatSIP