Disability, Equality Accessibility Plan

Two Gates Primary School is committed to giving all of our children every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards. We do this by taking account of pupils’ varied life experiences and needs. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and have high aspirations and expectations for all children. The achievements, attitudes and wellbeing of every pupil matters.

Purpose of Plan

This plan shows how Two Gates Primary School intends, over a period of three years, to increase the accessibility of our school for pupils, staff, parents/carers and visitors with special educational needs and disabilities. We will make reasonable adjustments to make sure that the school environment is as accessible as possible. At Two Gates Primary School we believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here.

Definition of disability

A person has a disability if he/she has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his/her ability to carry out normal day today activities.

Areas of planning responsibilities

*Increasing access for disabled pupils to the school curriculum (this includes teaching and learning and the wider curriculum of the school such as participation in afterschool clubs, leisure and cultural activities or school visits).

*Improving access to the physical environment of schools (this includes improvements to the physical environment of the school and physical aids to access education).

*Improving the delivery of written information to disabled pupils (this will include planning to make written information that is normally provided by the school to its pupils available to disabled pupils. The information should take account of pupils’ disabilities and pupils’ and parents’ preferred formats and be made available within a reasonable timeframe.

Accessibility Plan

The school is committed to undertake a full review of the Accessibility Plan as part of the Disability Equality Scheme. The review will focus on areas of curriculum, environment and provision of information. The plan will be resourced, implemented, reviewed and revised in consultation with:
• Pupils’ parents.
• The headteacher and other relevant members of staff.
• Governors.
• External partners.
This plan is reviewed every three years to take into account the changing needs of the school and its pupils