This document has been produced in compliance with the Equality Act 2010 - SCHEDULE 10 Accessibility for disabled pupils.
The aim of this plan is, for the three years from 2014 to 2017 to:
(a)increase the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the school's curriculum;
(b)improve the physical environment of the school for the purpose of increasing the extent to which disabled pupils are able to take advantage of education and
benefits, facilities or services provided or offered by the school;
(c)improve the delivery to disabled pupils of information which is readily accessible to pupils who are not disabled.
Our aim is to make these improvements over the coming three years and in ways which are determined after taking account of the pupils' disabilities and any preferences expressed by them or their parents.
The Governing Body will keep this Accessibility Plan under review during the period to which it relates and, if necessary, revise it. The Governing Body will take responsibility for implementing this accessibility plan.
This Accessibility Plan may be inspected as part of Part 1 of the Education Act 2005, or Chapter 1 of Part 4 of the Education and Skills Act 2008 (regulation and inspection of independent education provision in England). The Governing Body has regard to the need to allocate adequate resources for implementing the plan.
Increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the school's curriculum
• Provision of facilities to ensure that disabled pupils can access all appropriate areas of the school: classroom, dining hall, library;
• Continual monitoring of pupil needs to ensure that disabled pupils have full access to the curriculum, e.g. appropriate computer access; appropriate software;
wireless internet access;
• Provision of everyday classroom materials e.g. appropriate writing implements, books, reading slopes;
• Provision of adult support so that disabled pupils have support when they need it, but also ensuring they are supported to be independent learners.
Improving the physical environment of the school for the purpose of increasing the extent to which disabled pupils are able to take advantage of education and benefits, facilities or services provided or offered by the school
• Provision of ramps in appropriate places around the school;
• Re-siting of ramps to ensure up-to-date access for those who need it;
• Ensuring there is appropriate access to toilet facilities.
Improving the delivery to disabled pupils of information which is readily accessible to pupils who are not disabled.
• Close links (through teacher and Family Link Teaching Assistant) with disabled pupils and their families to ensure good communication
• Ensuring opportunities for all activities to be open to disabled pupils e.g. school trips and events, choir, clubs.
Parents and pupils will be involved in the review of this plan to ensure it is up-to-date, relevant and meets the current needs of appropriate pupils and their families.