The Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service is a specialist education support service for children and young people (CYP) 0-25 years who have a diagnosed hearing loss, vision impairment or multi-sensory impairment.
The Service aims to provide the best outcomes for CYP through their work with families, schools, colleges, early years settings and specialist teaching from qualified teaching and support staff in order to achieve ‘Good Outcomes Positive Futures.’ The Service works closely with our Local Authority partners, Health professionals and other agencies from the point of diagnosis to transition in to adulthood.
We are a joint arrangement between all Local Authorities in Berkshire:
- Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (host authority).
- Bracknell Forest.
- West Berkshire.
Directly purchased input can also be agreed for pupils who attend colleges and non Local Authority schools where this is not part of provision within an Education Health and Care Plan.
For further information, please go to the Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service website.
Our performance guarantees
- On receipt of referral, initial contact will normally be made within 24 hours to the family for a pre-school child or within one week to the school for a school aged pupil.
- A formal written report will be submitted within eight working weeks following receipt of a new referral which meets the Sensory Consortium Service referral criteria.
- All teaching programmes will be supported by service level agreements formally agreed with each school in the case of a school aged child, and by a Programme Planner agreed with each family in the case of a pre-schooler.
- All formal assessment referrals will be completed within the statutory time limits specified within the code of practice.
- We will provide a written report on all caseload pupils at least annually.