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Bill Quay Primary School

 

 

 

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Accessibility Policy and Plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

 

 

This Accessibility Policy and Plan are drawn up in compliance with current legislation and requirements as specified in Schedule 10, relating to Disability, of the Equality Act 2010. School Governors are accountable for ensuring the implementation, review and reporting on progress of the Accessibility Plan over a prescribed period.

 

 

1. We are committed to providing an accessible environment which values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. We are committed to challenging negative attitudes about disability and accessibility and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.

 

2. Bill Quay Primary School plans, over time, to ensure the accessibility of provision for all pupils, staff and visitors to the school.

 

3. An Accessibility Plan will be drawn up to cover a three year period. The plan will be updated annually.

 

4. The Accessibility Plan will contain relevant actions to:

 

  • Improve access to the physical environment of the school, adding specialist facilities as necessary. This covers reasonable adjustments to the physical environment of the school and physical aids to access education.

 

  • Increase access to the curriculum for pupils with a disability, expanding and making reasonable adjustments to the curriculum as necessary to ensure that pupils with a disability are as, equally, prepared for life as are the able-bodied pupils; (If a school fails to do this they are in breach of the DDA). This covers teaching and learning and the wider curriculum of the school such as participation in after-school clubs, leisure and cultural activities or school visits. It also covers the provision of specialist aids and equipment, which may assist these pupils in accessing the curriculum.

 

Improve and make reasonable adjustments to the delivery of written information to pupils, staff, parents and visitors with disabilities. Examples might include hand-outs, timetables, textbooks and information about the school and school events. The information should be made available in various preferred formats within a reasonable time frame.

 

5. The Action Plan for physical accessibility relates to the Access Audit of the School, which is undertaken regularly. It may not be feasible to undertake some of the works during the life of this first Accessibility Plan and therefore some items will roll forward into subsequent plans. The audit will need to be revisited prior to the end of each first three-year plan period in order to inform the development of the new Plan for the following period.

 

6. The School’s complaints procedure covers the Accessibility Plan.

 

 

7. Information about our Accessibility Plan will be published in the Governors’ Annual Report to Parents (statutory).

 

8. The Plan will be monitored through the Curriculum and Health and Safety Governing Body Committees.

 

9. We acknowledge that there is a need for on-going awareness raising and training for staff and governors in the matter of disability discrimination and the need to inform attitudes on this matter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Quay Primary School Accessibility Plan 2014-2017

 

 

Improving the Physical Access at Bill Quay Primary School

 

 

An Access Audit was carried out by AHT and SENCO on September 26th 2014 and a number of recommendations made:

 

 

 

Access Report Ref.

Item

Activity

Timescale

Cost

£

1.

STEPS ON KS1 YARD LEADING FROM KS2 EXIT DOOR

Top step needs repairing and repaint/paint white lines to mark level transitions.

By July 2015

£1000

2.

STEPS ON KS2 YARD EXIT

White lines need painting to mark level transitions

By July 2015

NIL (see above)

3.

INTERNAL STEP FROM RECEPTION CLASS TO MAIN ENTRANCE

White lines need painting to mark level transitions

By July 2015

NIL (see above)

4.

DISABLED TOILET

Changing table

By July 2015

~ £1000

5.

SIGNAGE

Appropriate signs for visually-impaired (Braille signage).

By Sept 2017

£500

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Quay Primary School Accessibility Plan 2014-2017

 

Improving the Curriculum Access at Bill Quay Primary School

 

Target

Strategy

Outcome

Responsibility

Time-frame

Achievement

Audit of pupil needs and staff training to meet those needs.

Review the specific needs for pupils living with a disability, in terms of basic daily living skills, relationships and future aspirations.

Teachers are aware of the relevant issues and can ensure that this group has equality of access to life- preparation learning. The use of other professional partners has been made available.

All staff

By July 2015

Increase in access to all school activities for

Classrooms are organised to promote the participation and independence of all pupils

Review and implement a preferred layout of furniture and equipment to support the learning process in individual classrooms

Lessons start on time without the need to make adjustments to accommodate the needs of individual pupils

Teaching Staff

By March 2015

Increase in access to the Curriculum

Training for Awareness Raising of Disability Issues

Provide training for governors, staff, pupils and parents

Discuss perception of issues with staff to determine the current status of school

Whole school community aware of issues relating to Access

SLT

June 2015

Community will benefit by a more inclusive school and social environment

Provide children with SpLD with correct coloured overlay

Assess children with SpLD (dyslexia)

Pupils have been assessed and supplied with suitable coloured overlay to use within school and home.

SENCO

December 2014

Pupils with dyslexia are able to more confidently access any reading material through the use of the correct coloured overlay.

Raise awareness and provide use of curriculum resources to support learning

Audit current use of resources within lessons

Dev

Children are aware of resources available, able to select appropriate resources for activity 

Teaching staff/ SENCO

By March 2015

Children select and use resources to support their learning within independence

 

Bill Quay Primary School Accessibility Plan 2014-2017

 

Improving the Delivery of Written Information at Bill Quay Primary School

 

Target

Strategy

Outcome

Responsibility

Time-frame

Achievement

Availability of written material in alternative formats when specifically requested.

The school will make itself aware of the services available for converting written information into alternative formats.

The school will be able to provide written information in different formats when requested for individual purposes

Office/SLT

On request

Delivery of information to disabled pupils improved

Make available school brochures, school newsletters and other information for parents in alternative formats when specifically requested.

Review all current school publications and promote the availability in different formats when specifically requested

All school information available for all who request it.

Office/SLT

On request

Delivery of school information to parents and the local community improved

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