How is Chaucer accessible to children with SEND?
The SEND and Disability Act 2001 extended the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) to cover education. Since September 2002, The Governing Body has had three key duties towards pupils on the Special Educational Needs register or pupils with a disability, under Part 4 of the DDA:
- Not to treat disabled or SEN pupils less favorably for a reason related to their disability or difficulties;
- To make reasonable adjustments for these pupils, so that they are not at a substantial disadvantage;
- To plan to increase access to education for disabled or SEN pupils.
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 SEN or disabled pupils can participate in the school curriculum;
- Improve the environment of the school to increase the extent to which disabled pupils can take advantage of education and associated services;
- Improve the delivery to disabled pupils of information which is provided in writing for pupils who are not disabled.
It is a requirement that the school’s accessibility plan is resourced, implemented and reviewed and revised as necessary. For a copy of the accessibility plan together with its action plan please see the link on the school’s website.
‘The Disability Equality Policy and Scheme has ‘Safeguarding
Children and Child Protection’, ‘Every Child Matters’,
‘Excellence and Enjoyment’, the school’s ‘Healthy School’,
Mission Statement and Aims at its heart.’
For a copy of this please see the schools link on the website or ask for a copy at the school office.