West Pelton Primary School

West Pelton Primary School

Disability & Accessibility

We are committed to providing a fully accessible environment which values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual and emotional needs. We are committed to challenging negative attitudes about disability and accessibility and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.

What we do to prevent pupils with disabilities from being treated less favourably:

West Pelton Primary School is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity, prevent disabled pupils from being treated less favourably and valuing diversity for all children and families.

We aim to:

  • Provide a safe, engaging and accessible curriculum in which all children are able to achieve and fulfil their potential.
  • Foster an inclusive environment in which all contributions are considered and valued.
  • Value the contributions of all our families to the understanding of equality and diversity.
  • Consult with all members of our school community and our families to ensure that the needs of all our children are being met.
  • Ensure that children with SEN are able to access learning and enrichment opportunities along with all our children by making reasonable adjustments to the organisation of these.

The facilities to assist access are outlined in our Accessibility Plan which you can find in the School Policies section of our website.

Our Accessibility Plan and the short, medium and long term actions, will be reviewed and adjusted on an annual basis and a new Accessibility Plan will be produced every three years.

The Accessibility Plan contains relevant actions to:

  • Improve access to the physical environment of the school, adding specialist facilities as necessary.
  • Increase access to the curriculum for pupils with a disability. This covers reasonable adjustments within teaching and learning, specialist aids and equipment and the wider curriculum of the school, such as after school clubs, visits etc,
  • Improve the provision of information to pupils, staff, parents and visitors with disabilities.  All information will be made available in various formats within a reasonable time frame.