If you missed the BBC Radio programme Too many helping hands... broadcast at 11:00 on 5 October 2016, it is well worth a listen.
The BBC website says of the programme:
The past 40 years has seen a shift from specialist education for blind children to the majority attending mainstream schools. Peter White asks whether the one-on-one teaching assistants now given to blind students in mainstream education helps or hinders them in the transition from school, to university and beyond.
Peter White talks to blind students who speak openly about the impact of constant adult supervision on their daily school life, their relationships with other sighted students and their specialist skill development. Two past students look back and speak frankly about how they feel now about the constant support they received and how its affected them since leaving school.
Three professionals in the field give their views on what is helpful and unhelpful assistance for blind children in the classroom and how the situation could be improved
One of the three professionals interviewed is NatSIP Reference Group member Rory Cobb (RNIB).
You can catch up with it using the BBC iPlayer here.