Accessibility Policy

 

Rose Hill Accessibility Plan 2016

Introduction

This plan identifies how the school meets the needs of disabled pupils in response to the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice 2014:0 to 25 years.

Definitions of SEND

‘A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.

A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or a disability if he or she:

  • has significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age or
  • has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or colleges.’
  • (SEND code of Practice 2014)

 

The Accessibility Plan should be read in conjunction with

  1. The LA admissions policy.
  2. The School Prospectus.
  3. The Equality and Diversity Policy.
  4. The Behaviour Policy.
  5. The Special Educational Needs policy.
  6. The School Offer.

The action plan below identifies key activities that will take place to ensure that the school becomes increasingly accessible for pupils with disabilities.

Current Position
·         The school building is fully accessible for pupils with physical difficulties.

·         The outside play areas are flat and almost completely accessible to wheelchair users

·         There is a toilet for disabled pupils.

·         The school has 2 resource bases.

·         Makaton signing is used to support learning.

·         The school is well-equipped with a range of learning aids and specific equipment.

·         The Learning Mentor supports a range of vulnerable pupils and their families.

·         Recent training has taken place in SEND, ADHD, and dyslexia and there are a high number of trained first aiders.

 

 

Objectives Tasks Resources Lead Monitor
To ensure that staff are trained to support pupils with emotional needs.

 

 

Staff are supported by BSS.

All the staff are trained every 3 years in TEAMTeach and new staff attend sessions at other schools.

 

HM
To ensure that all staff have a clear understanding of the SEND Code of Practice 2014 Audit to be carried out by SENCO and further training if necessary. Staff Meeting time CB
To ensure all staff are using restorative approaches.

 

Monitoring of behaviour and circle time planning. Ongoing practise and discussion JC

KB

To ensure staff are trained to support pupils with medical conditions.

 

Update staff training annually in

·         Asthma

·         Epilepsy

·         Diabetes

and as required in other specific conditions.

Update Medical Conditions policy annually and ensure annual parents return is gathered.

Staff meeting HM