St Mary's CE Primary School Accessibility Plan 2022-2025
St Mary's Primary School is fully compliant with the SEND Regulations 2014 and Equality Act 2010 and has ensured there are arrangements for admission and provision for disabled pupils.
At St Mary's CE Primary School we will:
- not treat disabled pupils less favourably for a reason related to their disability;
- make reasonable adjustments for disabled pupils, so that they are not at a substantial disadvantage;
- plan to increase access to education for disabled pupils.
This attached accessibility plan sets out the proposals of the Governing Body of St Mary's CE Primary School to increase access to education for disabled pupils in the three areas required by the planning duties in the DDA:
- increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the school curriculum;
- improving the environment of the school to increase the extent to which disabled pupils can take advantage of education and associated services;
- improving the delivery to disabled pupils of information, which is provided in writing for pupils who are not disabled
The School’s Context
St Mary's CE Primary school is a mainstream school for boys and girls age range 4 years to 11 years old. The school comprises of one school building situated on one floor. There is sufficient disability access for all classrooms and main areas of the school.
The School’s Aims
- To be at the heart of our locality by working in partnership with families and the wider community
- To be a learning community which fosters creativity, independence and a passion for learning.
- To enable our children to develop the essential skills for a happy and fulfilled life.
- To deliver first quality teaching, with high expectations for all, that enables children to succeed and achieve their potential.
- To provide a nurturing and stimulating environment that supports and celebrates learning
- For all members of the school community to model positive, respectful relationships.
We are working within a national framework for educational inclusion provided by:
- The SEN Revised Code of Practice 2014
- The Disability Discrimination Act (amended for school 2001)
- Code of Practice for Schools (Disability Rights Commission)
Our Aims are to provide:
- Full access to the curriculum
- Full access to the physical environment
- Full access to information
Current good practice:
We aim to ask about any disability or health condition in early communications with new parents and carers as part of our school admission procedure.
All entrances to the school are either flat or ramped and have wide doors. The main entrance has has a wide door into the entrance. The corridors and classrooms in school are fully accessible for wheelchair users. There are disabled toilet facilities available fitted with a handrail and a pull emergency cord. The school has internal emergency signage and escape routes are clearly marked.
We support pupils with both physical disabilities and learning needs to access areas of the curriculum they find difficult. Where PE is a challenge for physically impaired pupils we seek expert advice for identified individual needs.
We consult with experts when new situations regarding pupils with disabilities are experienced.