Accessibility Plan

Westbourne Primary School Accessibility Plan 2018-2020

 

Introduction:

The Westbourne Primary School Accessibility Plan has been based upon information from the LA, an internal audit and DfE. The Accessibility Plan will be reviewed annually in respect of progress and outcomes.

The Accessibility Plan links with the Single Equalities Policy.

Rationale:

At Westbourne we are committed to providing an environment that enables full access for all pupils, staff and visitors regardless of their learning, physical, sensory, social, emotional and cultural needs. We are committed to taking positive action in the spirit of the Equality Act 2010 with regard to disability and to developing a culture of inclusion, support and awareness within the school.

The Westbourne Primary School Accessibility Plan shows how access might be improved by taking timely and relevant actions to:

 

  • Ensure access to the curriculum for pupils with a disability, expanding the curriculum to ensure that pupils with a disability are as equally prepared for life as able-bodied pupils. This covers teaching and learning and the wider curriculum of the school such as participation in after school clubs, leisure or cultural activities and school visits. It also covers the provision of auxiliary aids and equipment which may assist these pupils in accessing the curriculum.
  • Ensure access to the physical environment of the school adding specialist facilities if necessary- this covers improvements to the physical environment of the school and physical aids to access education.
  • Review the delivery of written information to pupils, staff, families and visitors with disabilities.

 

Whole school training will recognise the need to continue raising awareness for staff and governors on equality issues, with reference to the current legislation.

A review of access needs will form part of pupil induction and admission arrangements. The plan will be reviewed should a pupil with access needs not provided for be admitted.

 

Westbourne Primary School Accessibility Plan 2018-20 Curriculum Access

Target Action Intended Outcome Time Lead Impact
All pupils with disabilities and medical needs have specialist equipment available when recommended by external agencies. SEN & Inclusion Coordinator to liaise with external agencies to ensure equipment is provided and in use. All pupils are able to access learning materials and the full primary curriculum. Annual Reviews SEN Inclusion coordinator  
All out of school activities are planned to ensure the participation of all pupils. Review risk assessments when completed to check all needs are covered. All out of school activities will be conducted in an inclusive environment. Continuous Headteacher  
TA team is trained and deployed to support pupils’ participation. Training to be provided when a need is identified. Staff skills and expertise is matched to the needs of pupils. Staff trained in all appropriate medical requirements for pupils. Pupils’ needs are appropriately met through effective deployment of skilled support staff. Annual Audit Summer Term SEN Inclusion coordinator  
Improve physical access to school. Designated disabled car park space is left clear for staff and visitors with a disability. Remind staff of this requirement. Ensure parents are aware of ramp access to school when required. Space is clear and convenient for level access to building. Ongoing Headteacher  

 

 

 

Westbourne Primary School Accessibility Plan 2018-20 Delivery of written Information

Target Action Intended Outcome Time Lead Impact
Improve school-home communication by acting on advice from parent representatives. Review documentation to ensure accessible to all.. The school provides written communication in different formats when requested and uses ‘plain’ English at all times. Review Termly. headteacher  
Improve school-home communication by acting on advice from parent representatives Survey parents to establish whether e-mail communication would be welcome. Email communication system to be implemented April 2019 Parent liaison officer  
Improve school-home communication by acting on advice from parent representatives Survey parents to establish if parents prefer letters or text. All information on newsletters repeated on text. Ongoing Headteacher/ Parent liaison officer