The Equality Act 2010 has simplified and strengthened discrimination law. Under the new legislation the Governing Body continues to have responsibility for accessibility planning for disabled pupils. Our previous plans were incorporated into a Disability Equality Scheme and this plan will build on those foundations. This access plan includes data and consultation from this scheme where it continues to be relevant.
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 Equality Act:
- Increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the school curriculum;
- Improving the environment of the school to increase the extent to which disabled pupils can take advantage of education and associated services;
- Improving the delivery to disabled pupils of information which is provided in writing for pupils who are not disabled.