Sensory Needs Service (SNS)


Schools, colleges and education settings can find information and resources, including links to DfE guidance to support provision during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Access  key information and resources to support East Sussex schools during the pandemic,  including  SEND-specific information and links to the latest DfE guidance.

Our new 20 Top Tips for Schools with Hearing Impaired pupils and 10 Top Tips for Schools with Visually Impaired pupils fact sheets are now available to download. These handy lists contain advice about adapting your setting and teaching methods to best support HI/VI pupils.

Find more helpful information on our Resources page.

1. What is SNS?

The Sensory Needs Service (SNS) provides support to Hearing Impaired (HI) and Visually Impaired (VI) children across all ages and ability ranges and their families. We also provide guidance to educational settings and other professionals supporting children with sensory needs.

The SNS team works directly with children and their families, pre-schools and schools to support and promote inclusion of children with VI and HI in a range of settings. We also run four Hearing Support Facilities (HSF) in East Sussex in which our highest need pupils are placed.

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