Visual Impairment Additionally Resourced Centre

WHO WE ARE: We are Gosforth Junior High Academy VIARC (Visual Impairment Additionally Resourced Centre). We are part of the three VIARCs comprising Regent Farm First School and Gosforth Academy. The VIARC at Gosforth Academy is a team comprising of one qualified teacher of children with visual impairments and two full time specialist support assistants. We work for Newcastle City Council as part of the School Improvement Service.


Gosforth Junior Academy VI ARC
 

Along with Gosforth Academy and Regent Farm First School we are proud to host an Education Centre for children and young people with a visual impairment.  The team at the Junior Academy currently comprises of one specialist teacher of children with a visual impairment and two specialist Learning Support Assistants.

As far as possible the children are fully included in all mainstream lessons and activities.  Because of extensive and on-going peer awareness programmes, all children and school staff have a greater understanding of people who have differing needs and we are pleased to be a part of the exciting and diverse community that is Gosforth Junior High Academy.

Gosforth Junior High Academy is also home to the Newcastle and Northumberland Vision Teams, who deliver a peripatetic service to children with a visual impairment within the Authorities of Newcastle and Northumberland.