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Platt Bridge Community School

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Accessibility Plan

An accessibility plan is a plan that sets out how, over time, the school is going to:

  • Increase access to the curriculum for disabled pupils.
  • Improve the physical environment of the school to increase access for disabled pupils.
  • Make written information more accessible to disabled pupils by providing information in a range of different ways

Our plan outlines how we aims to increase access to education for pupils with disabilities in the three areas required by the planning duties in the Equality Act 2010 (i.e. the curriculum, physical environment and information).

Objectives Actions
  • Improvements in access to the curriculum
Review of equipment, resources, hardware and software.
Review of curriculum outcomes/course requirements.
Individual learners.
  • Physical improvements to increase access to education and associated services

Reviews of access to building general and specialist learning areas.

Establishing and developing relationships with medical, Speech and Language Therapists and other agencies.

  • Improvements in the provision of information in a range of formats for disabled pupils
Review and assessment of individual needs on intake.
Use of specialist communication technology.
  • Access to wider curriculum
Increase participation in after school activities.
Liaise with supported transport to facilitate after school clubs and boosters.
Encourage student and parental engagement with trips and visits (eg.Low
Bank Ground).

 

For more information, please see our Accessibility Plan and Equality Scheme Policy.

 

DfE (2014) ‘The Equality Act 2010 and schools’, p.33, para 5.16

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2014) ‘Public Sector Equality Duty Guidance for Schools in England’, p.6

DfE (2017) ‘What maintained schools must publish online’, ‘Equality objectives’, para.2  <https://www.gov.uk/guidance/what-maintained-schools-must-publish-online#special-educational-needs-sen-and-disability-information> [Last accessed: 26 June 2017]

Council for Disabled Children (2015) ‘Disabled Children and the Equality Act 2010’, p.28