Last review: January 2019
Ratified: December 2019
Review: September 2022
This policy relates to the following legislation:
We have a duty under the Road Traffic Act 1991, the Fire Safety Regulatory Reform Order 2005 and the Equality Act 2010 to provide adequate access for disabled people.
Under the Equality Act 2010 we have a duty not to discriminate against people on the basis of their age, disability, gender, gender identity, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation. This policy is in line with the Equality Act 2010 as it is fair, it does not prioritise or disadvantage any pupil and it helps to promote equality at this school.
We believe we have worked hard at making the entrances and exits accessible for disabled people. We are always looking at ways of improvement and we acknowledge that under the above Acts we are required to make reasonable adjustments to the building to improve access for disabled people.
The Special Educational Needs Disability Act defines disability as people who have any of the following:
We aim to provide access to our buildings, facilities and curriculum for all those who wish to access them. We are committed to improving access within the limitation of the physical structure of the buildings and other resources.
We as a school community have a commitment to promote equality. Therefore, an equality impact assessment has been undertaken and we believe this policy is in line with the Equality Act 2010.
RESPECT to value all stakeholders equally regardless of their needs
PRIDE to have confidence in our abilities and celebrate success
INCLUSION to work together with families and our diverse community to ensure all stakeholders can access the school buildings, facilities and curriculum
CHALLENGE to have high expectations of ourselves so we achieve our best
CREATIVITY to creatively express our feelings and ideas
RESILIENCE to develop life skills so we fulfil our potential
UN Rights of the Child
This policy links with the following article from the UN Rights of the Child Charter:
Article 23: A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life with dignity and, as far as possible, independence and to play an active part in the community.
The Governing Body has:
The Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team will:
The Caretaker will work closely with the Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion to carry out the following:
Parents and Carers will: