Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Equality & Accessibility

Accessibility Plan 2019-2022

This plan shows how access is to be improved for disabled pupils, staff and visitors to the school, anticipating the need to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate their needs where practicable.

Aims:
 disabled students have full access to all areas of learning

 Academy routines and the curriculum are reviewed to ensure that disabled students are not placed at a disadvantage

 Academies will use specialist furniture and equipment for students with specific physical needs

 disabled students can take advantage of all that the Academy has to offer

This plan has been developed in conjunction with pupils, parents, staff and the Regional Director and will advise other school planning documents.

The plan will be reviewed by the academy and monitored by the Regional Director.

We will:

  • Gather information on registration from children and families, for example, information about disabilities, health and medical needs
  • Take into account individual children’s disabilities and their and their families preferences
  • Ask about reasonable adjustments that can be made to support staff needs (usually set out in individual risk assessments in accordance with Occupation Health guidance)

Curriculum

We believe children learn best when they have opportunities to engage in meaningful first hand experiences that take into account their strengths and next steps for development.  We tailor the curriculum and our provision by:

  • Finding out about children’s interests
  • Observing and assessing children’s knowledge, skills and understanding and using this to inform planning
  • Supporting children in both English and home language where possible
  • Developing, implementing and reviewing individual play and education plans as required
  • Working with partner agencies and acting on their advice eg, Portage, Learning Support Service, Occupational Therapy, Hearing Impaired Service

Physical Environment

There is a flat access to the school building via the main entrance.  The school is two storeys and there is a life.  There are designated disabled parking bays in the car park.  There are accessible toilets in school. 

Accessibility of Information

We aim to make information we provide more accessible by:

  • Use of visual aids, gestures and Makaton
  • Use of talking tins, talking postcards and Ipads
  • Support from specialist practitioners
  • Verbal translation 

Accessibility Plan 

Click here to download our Accessibility Plan

Equality Act Action Plan 2019-2022

Objectives

Actions Required

Person(s) Responsible

Resources and Timescale

Monitoring  

Evaluation / Outcomes

Objective 1: To diminish the attainment difference and ensure that children identified as disadvantaged progress well from their starting points across EYFS, KS1 and KS2

 

Improving equality of opportunity

See PPG spend plan

HR, AD, RH

PPG grant

Regional Director

 

Academy Council

 

Annual attainment targets

 

Annual progress scores above 0 and floor 

Objective 2: To raise achievement (progress & attainment) and enjoyment in reading at all phases

 

Improving equality of opportunity

 

Book bags and accessible reading diaries for every child

 

Take home library in class

 

Reading buddies - introduce

 

Translated community traditional tales book

 

5 day reading/story session plan – embed in all classes

RH

Leadership time for RH

 

English consultant support

 

English SLE support

 

 

Principal

 

Regional Academies Director

 

Academy Council

 

Reading attainment and progress data

 

Consistently 100% good or better teaching

 

100% of core children make at least expected progress

 

Pupil voice

Objective 3: To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular opportunities, with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity

 

Eliminating discrimination

Quality circle times in all key stages daily

 

Investigate schemes of work eg, Jigsaw

 

CRESST peer mediation project – introduce and embed

 

Embed Anti-bullying Ambassadors & Play Leaders

 

Work to achieve school of sanctuary award

 

Equality champion to access Stonewall training

HR, TB, CW, RH

Time

 

Resources - £s

Regional Director

 

Academy Council

 

Child voice

 

Decrease in behaviour incidents and exclusions

 

SMSC provision judged as ‘good’ by Ofsted and Oasis

 

School of sanctuary award

Objective 4:

To develop a process to better engage with all communities in our local area

 

Consulting and involving those affected by inequality in the decisions taken to promote equality and eliminate discrimination

 

 

Strategy to publish equality information taking account of General Data Protection Requirements

 

Develop a parent forum and appoint a parent Academy Council rep

 

You said, we did on website and information screens and display board

 

Hub building feasibility study   

HR & AF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School data system

 

Time – parent champion

 

Regional Director

 

Academy Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data is collected and analysed to develop a better understanding of the local area so provision of extended services meets community need

 

Hub progresses from ‘Seedling’ to ‘Infant hub’

 

100% of families would recommend OAFV - parent view

 

 

 

Objective 5: To review levels of parental and pupil engagement in learning and school life, across all activities to ensure equity and fairness in access and engagement.

 

Improving equality of opportunity

Parent consultation attendance tracking

 

Promotion of celebration assembly through special events and invites

 

Menu of activities for families to access throughout the year – family learning, adult learning, community events, parenting group

 

 

AF

Time – parent champion

 

Language support

 

 

 

Regional Director

 

Academy Council

 

Success Measure:

Attendance at school events improves and is representative of the characteristics of the school