The purpose of our School’s Accessibility Plan is to meet the requirements of the Equality Act and to support:
- Increasing the extent to which pupils with a disability can participate in the curriculum;
- Improving the physical environment of the school for the purpose of increasing the extent to which pupils with a disability are able to take advantage of education and benefits, facilities and services;
- Improving the availability of accessible information to pupils with a disability.
We recognise that a person has a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out day to day activities.
We are committed to providing an environment that enables full curriculum access that values and includes all pupils, staff, parents/carers and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. We are committed to taking positive action in the spirit of the Equality Act 2010 with regard to disability and to continually developing a culture of inclusion, support and awareness within our school. Training and guidance will be provided to all members of staff to ensure that they can participate in delivering the plan.
This plan will be monitored regularly by the Local Governing Body and will be reviewed every three years to continue to ensure that it is appropriate to the needs of our school.
It will be shared with all employees, and in the wider school, to ensure transparency and to foster the view that delivering accessibility is the responsibility of the school community and not just the Local Governing Body and Headteacher.