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Disability & Accessibility

Admissions

If your child has an EHCP and you would like them to join our school, you can talk to our SENDCO to discuss your child’s needs. You would then need to contact your child’s SEND caseworker at the local authority, who would send us a formal consultation. Once the consultation was agreed, we would start transition. Our transition packages are tailored to meet the needs of our pupils and can be as long or as short as necessary.

 
Accessibility

At Wheatley Hill Primary School, 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:

At Wheatley Hill Primary School, we are committed to equality. We aim for every pupil to fulfil their potential no matter what their needs. Our School is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families.  We aim to:

  • Provide a secure and accessible environment in which all our children can flourish and in which all contributions are considered and valued.

  • Include and value the contribution of all families to our understanding of equality and diversity.

  • Provide positive non-stereotyping information about gender roles, diverse ethnic and cultural groups and disabled people.

  • Improve our knowledge and understanding of issues of anti-discriminatory practice, promoting equality and valuing diversity.

  • Make inclusion a thread that runs through all of the activities of the school.

 

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.