Many children and young people who have SEN may have a disability under the Equality Act 2010 – that is “… a physical or mental impairment which has a long term and substantial adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities”.
Glade Hill Primary and Nursery school endeavours to meet the requirements of this act by striving to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to provide access and support for pupils and adults who are disabled including: 2 disabled toilets/ changing areas, some ramped access to buildings and access for taxis and other types of transport. We will provide written information in different formats when required for individual purposes. We access any additional equipment required to enable pupils to access the school/curriculum by liaising with the appropriate departments at the Local Authority.
Some outside areas and routes into our buildings are wheelchair accessible, but due to the age of parts of the buildings some are not. Once inside our buildings nearly all areas are wheelchair accessible. Our Accessibility Plan includes an action plan to improve physical, curriculum and information access at our school. A copy of this is available on our school website. We will also continue to work with the Disabled Access Group (DAG) when required to improve access to the entire site.