Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service

Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service work in partnership with schools and families for children who are deaf, vision and multi-sensory impaired to enable them to have good outcomes and a positive future.

Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service is hosted by Achieving for Children on behalf of RBWM as part of the Berkshire Joint Arrangement between RBWM, Slough, Bracknell Forest, Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire. 


What We Do

As a service we aim to respond effectively to the specific needs of each child and to provide support in a number of different ways. We work closely with colleagues in schools and with families, linking our work with Social Services and Health Authorities.

How We Do It

  • Deliver specialist assessments, teaching and advice to individual young people with sensory impairment

  • Run joint Community Audiology Clinics and joint Community Ophthalmology Clinics


  • Provide a home based education programme for pre-school children who have a diagnosed sensory impairment

  • Provide Pre-School Groups with opportunities to meet families, specialists and children with sensory impairment  

Statutory school age

  • Provide assessment, training and support for children in local authority schools  

  • Contribute to individualised school education programmes, liaising with Health, Local Authorities and other professionals

  • Deliver specialist training to mainstream and special school staff

  • Provide specialist teacher support for planning provision and the placement and monitoring of pupils with a sensory impairment in schools

  • Loan specialist equipment for pupils attending mainstream Local Authority school

  • This school based service can be purchased by Independent schools