Lessness Heath Primary School is committed to equal opportunities and inclusion. Our work in this area is defined by the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).
According to the DDA a “disabled person is defined as someone who has a physical or mental impairment which has an effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities”. The effect must be substantial, long term and adverse. The DDA definition of disability covers physical disabilities, sensory impairments and learning disabilities.
In preparing our School’s Accessibility Plan, disabled people, including pupils, parents and governors were involved as described in the Disability Equality Scheme. It has been informed by analysis of pupil and staff data and additional information gathered.
It is the responsibility of the whole school community to implement the Accessibility Plan in a manner which promotes the inclusive ethos of our school. The Accessibility Plan should be considered alongside the following school policy documents:
- Disability Equality Scheme
- Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
- Equal Opportunities
This plan sets out the proposals of the Governing Body of the school to increase access to education for disabled pupils in the three areas required by the planning duties in the DDA.
- increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the school curriculum;
- improving the environment of the school to increase the extent to which disabled pupils can take advantage of education and associated services;
- improving the delivery to disabled pupils of information which is provided in writing for pupils who are not disabled.