Calling all students! Make your voice heard for government proposals

Thomas Pocklington Trust and Guide Dogs urge blind and partially sighted students to feed into government proposals around education support.

We are hosting a student focus group event on 29 June 2022 at 5pm.

We want to hear your experiences, thoughts and recommendations on how post-16 education can be improved for blind and partially sighted students.

The event will be an hour-long open discussion taking place via Zoom. Tell us what you think and we will feed this back to the government.

Make a difference and have your voice heard!

Register here


Why is this event so important?

We have a unique opportunity to influence education support for blind and partially sighted students.

The Department for Education (DfE) has recently published its long-awaited proposals for improving how learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) navigate the complicated education and care system.

The government is asking for input and feedback on these proposals.

The consultation period ends 22 July 2022.

 So, we need your help NOW. Help shape how the future education system supports learners with SEND, which includes blind and partially sighted young people.

We are gathering evidence to feedback into the consultation and carrying out research to better understand how blind and partially sighted students are supported in post-16 education.

Your voice is the most important element of this and will have the biggest impact.

Sign up to our event, speak up and let’s make this change together!

Register here


Find out everything you need to know about the  proposal and the work we are doing at Thomas Pocklington Trust here.

If you would like a one-to-one, more in-depth conversation about your experiences and views then please do get in touch at

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