Educating young people who are blind or vision impaired

International Case Studies

Russian born Ilya came to NCW in 2016, where he joined Year 7. He is now in Year 10 currently studying for his GCSE’s in English, Maths, History, Computer Science, Religious Education, French, Business Studies and History.

Ilja is hoping to go to Cambridge University after he graduates from NCW, as well as travel to some of his bucket-list countries such as Switzerland and America!

“In my home country of Latvia, there is very little support for young people who are vision impaired. I attended a regular primary school but didn’t have access to a wide range of information. The UK is far more advanced, and has better specialist education to offer. We decided upon NCW after visiting with family – I loved the diverse culture, the sense of community and what the school could offer both in my academic learning, and independence skills. Although away from family, I feel really mature and independent I am able to travel independently to Latvia in school holidays to visit my family. Because of the skills I have learnt during Mobility and Independent Living classes, I am able to travel independently to see my family."
Year 10
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