Positive Looking Best Practice Day & Launch of Vision Friendly Mark
The award winning Positive Looking – development of visual skills resource is now used widely across UK Special Schools to support the development of visual skills in children with complex needs. This day is an opportunity for practitioners using the resource to join together and share best practices, a chance to learn together about the best resources and find out how schools have embedded a whole school approach.

Vision Friendly Mark Launch

Positive Eye will also be launching its brand new Vision Friendly Mark at this event. The 6 schools currently piloting the Mark will be present to share their experiences. The Vision Friendly Mark is a set of standards established to enable special schools to demonstrate their commitment to creating vision friendly spaces for children with VI.

Proposed Programme Schedule
9.15 – 9.45am: Registration and refreshments
9.45 – 9.55am: Introduction – Positive Eye
9.55 – 10.15am: Vision Friendly Mark Award Presentations
10.15 – 10.45am:The Vision Friendly Schools Pilot Group presentation. Joint presentation by all participating schools
10.45 – 11.00am: Break
11.00 – 12 noon: Positive Eye on Positive Looking – a practical session of ideas and resources
12 noon – 12.45pm: Lunch
12.45 – 1.15pm: Positive Looking successes and resource sharing session. (Practitioners to bring their top resources to show and talk about)
1.15 – 2.00pm: Positive Looking in Literacy – Multi-sensory story session
2.00 pm – 2.45pm: Positive Looking Make and Take
2.45 – 3.00pm: Plenary and close

Date: Wednesday 2nd October 2019
Time: 9.15am – 3.15pm
Venue: St Helens Chamber of Commerce, Salisbury Street, Off Chalon Way, Saint Helens WA10 1FY
Cost: £30 per head (places are limited)
Refreshments: Provided.
Please bring own lunch


The resource is presented in a clear way that is easy to understand and follow. Any professional used to following the national curriculum would be able to quickly use this document, and identify the relevant aspects of the curriculum they might be looking to adapt to specific children

Class teacher, Caroline McAleavy tells how Positive Outcomes for Children with SEND will support her teaching