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.

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.

Current Range of known disabilities

The school has children with a range of special educational needs and disabilities to include moderate and specific learning disabilities.The school has children with a limited range of disabilities which include Autistic Spectrum Condition and visual impairment. We have a number of children who have asthma and all staff are aware of these children. Inhalers are kept in the classrooms and a record of use is noted.  Some children have allergies or food intolerances, all medication is kept in a central safe and secure place which has easy access for First Aiders and staff members. Administration of Medicines consent forms are filled in by parents outlining the illness and amount and time of medication. All medication that is given is recorded. This is in line with the school’s Asthma and managing medication policies.

Two Gates Equality Objectives