ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE ADMISSION OF PUPILS WITH DISABILITIES
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 defines a disabled person as one who has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a persons’ ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. Most children with Special Needs will not be disabled within the meaning of the Act. The admission of pupils with disabilities is considered in the first instance in the same way as non-disabled pupils. Further considerations are made in the light of need and accessibility. It is the Governors’ Policy to accommodate pupils with disabilities should parents wish. Steps are taken to prevent any pupils being treated less favourably than other pupils. In practice we ensure that classroom and extra curricular activities encourage the participation of all pupils, including those categorised as having Special Educational Needs. Staff organise human and physical resources within the school to increase access to learning and participation by all pupils.
Existing facilities provided to assist access to the school by pupils with disabilities;
- Wheelchair access at all entrances and sections of the school.
- Carpeted classrooms to aid hearing impaired pupils learning.
- Marked stairs and external steps and post for visually impaired pupils
- Exterior lighting to improve evening access.
- Disabled Toilet located next to the office and upstairs and disabled parking is available at the main entrance.
- Lift access in reception/office area