Review frequency: Yearly and publish Information annually
Approval: Governing body.
DFE Statutory policies for schools
Advice on the policies and documents that governing bodies and proprietors of schools are required to by law September 2014
At Kirkby Church of England Primary School, we set out to ensure that the Equality and Diversity Act 2010 supports the removal of barriers in every area of school life for disabled children and adults. This aim is also underpinned by the school’s Mission Statement and other policies that ensure that every young person, their families and also employees are given equality of opportunity to develop socially, work, participate and learn.
The school’s vision is to:
- treat disabled children and adults equally and can participate in the curriculum;
- take reasonable steps to avoid putting disabled children at a disadvantage;
- publish an Accessibility Plan on the school website and ensure that it is that is monitored by the Governing Body and Senior Management Team on an annual basis;
The Accessibility Plan will:
- audit strengths and weaknesses in working with disabled children and adults;
- identify the nature of the school population including pupils already in school and moving through it and the nature of the future using information available;
- ensure Equality and Diversity priorities are met;
- ensure the full participation of disabled children in school life;
- ensure that the school is organised in a way that impacts on disabled children’s access to the curriculum and the schools’ extended activities;
- disabled children make expected progress from their starting point;
- the views and aspirations of disabled children inform the Accessibility Plan;
- the views of Governors and parents inform the plan;
- school policies in the future are challenged with regard to disabled children;
- the physical environment of the school ensures that disabled pupils can take advantage of the whole curriculum;
- ensure that the Governing Body takes responsibility for the Accessibility Plan and it’s evaluation;
- ensure that when necessary the Action Plan is made available in a variety of ways;
- ensure that school works with other agencies to put the plan into action (e.g. SEN Officer, School Nurse, Community Paediatric Services).
The school has identified other policies that support the implementation of the Accessibility Plan:
- Mission Statement
- Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy
- Local Offer
- Equality and Diversity Policy
- Behaviour Policy
- Safeguarding Policy
- Health and Safety Policy
- Site Security Policy
- Attendance Policy
- Confidentiality Policy
The Accessibility Plan is set out in three key areas and will be monitored by the staff, SMT and Governing Body each year and revised on an annual basis.
Three key areas will support the school in improving access.
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1. Physical Environment;
2. Access to curriculum and learning;
3. Access to written information;
Short, Medium and Long Term Plans (Click)