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WESC publishes report in British Journal of Visual Impairment

WESC Foundation has recently published a report in the British Journal of Visual Impairment. This report takes information from over one hundred scientific studies to summarise what we know about Visual Field Loss (VFL) caused by problems with how the brain processes vision. The report focuses on the evidence supporting the use of simple interventions … Continued

WESC is delighted to announce school awarded ‘good’ by Ofsted

“The school rightly places the highest emphasis on preparing pupils for independent living in all its aspects. As a result, over time, pupils’ self-confidence and self-belief increase. Older pupils relish the increased independence they develop,” according to WESC Foundation’s Ofsted report released earlier this week. WESC Foundation students and staff are thrilled to announce that … Continued

Family Group is back!

We are excited to welcome back next week all WESC students after their summer break and also we are delighted to announce that the WESC Family Group will be starting back on Friday 15th September at 10.30am. WESC’s Family Group is open to parents/carers with a child aged between 0-4 years who has a visual impairment. … Continued

Enabler treks the Pennine Way to support WESC!

WESC Enabler, Antony (Ant) Clark, is celebrating finishing his incredible challenge walking the entire Pennine Way, a massive 268 miles, and raising over £560 for WESC Foundation. Ant tells us about the highs and lows of his trek including his victory dance as he made it to the finish! “If you’d ask me to do … Continued

WESC supporter hikes Hadrian’s Wall!

WESC Foundation’s amazing supporter, David Sherwood, has set himself the challenge of completing 1,206 miles of hiking, the equivalent of walking from Land’s End to John O’Groats and back, to raise money for WESC Foundation! His route has included the Shropshire Six Summits (37 miles), Ben Nevis (4,411 ft), Scafell Pike (3,209 ft), Snowdon (3,560 … Continued

WESC learner featured in Natspec newletter

One WESC Foundation learner, Susan, has caught the eye of Natspec who has printed her success story, regarding gaining employment at KFC, in their latest newsletter. Please click on the link below to read their newsletter. Natspec newsletter

Where there’s a Will there’s a way!

WESC Foundation learner, Will, aged 19 has been taking part in a weekly work placement at Tesco’s in Exmouth for the last month. Will, accompanied by his enabler Suzanne Bushell, goes into the store every Thursday, working in the grocery section from 11am to 2.30pm. During that time he helps re-stock and tidy shelves and … Continued

WESC learners steal the show at award ceremony!

Inspirational WESC Foundation learners celebrated all their hard work and dedication at an uplifting awards ceremony with delighted parents, tutors and friends. The ceremony, held in a marquee on the sports track at WESC’s 15 acre campus, acknowledged all the hard work and achievements by WESC learners who have learnt valuable skills over the academic … Continued

Cornwall Council’s webinar for Parents and Carers

As part of the Inspection of Cornwall Council local area’s effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of, and improving outcomes for, children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities Ofsted will host an online webinar to allow parents and carers to contribute. The webinar will take place at 1.30pm on Friday … Continued

Susan’s smile lights up KFC!

Determined, hard-working, resilient, enthusiastic, positive….these are all words to describe one of WESC’s amazing learners, Susan, who has just secured her first paid employment role at KFC in Exeter! Despite her visual impairment Susan, aged 22, stood out to the managers at KFC during her year’s work experience placement so much so that when a … Continued