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Accessibility Plan

Accessibility Plan

Warlingham Village Primary School is a welcoming and happy environment in which pupils thrive and want to do their best. We want all children to enjoy school, to be challenged to achieve their very best, and to consider their time at the school as a positive experience that will live long in their memories.

 We are committed to giving all of our children every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards. We do this by taking account of pupils’ varied lives and needs. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and have high expectations for all children. The achievements, attitudes and well-being of all our children matter.

Purpose of Plan

This plan shows how Warlingham Village Primary School intends, over time, to increase the accessibility of our school for disabled pupils, staff, parents/carers and visitors.

Definition of disability:

 A person has a disability if he/she has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his/her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

Areas of planning:

Increasing access for disabled pupils to the school curriculum (this includes teaching and learning and the wider curriculum of the school such as participation in after-school clubs, leisure and cultural activities or school visits)

Improving access to the physical environment of schools (this includes improvements to the physical environment of the school and physical aids to access education).

Improving the delivery of written information to disabled pupils to make written information that is normally provided by the school to its pupils available to disabled pupils.

Context:

Warlingham Village Primary School is an Edwardian building housing five classrooms with a central hall in the main building. A new ‘small group’ room and a disabled toilet have been added to the rear of the building. Two demountable units house two classrooms, a library and an IT suite. An original outside toilet block has been converted into small group rooms, in which one is a Thrive room. All buildings that have steps are also accessible via ramps so every area of the school is accessible to wheelchairs except the Headteacher’s, Bursar’s offices and the staffroom, all of which are situated at the top of stairs at either end of the school.

Current Range of known disabilities

The school has children with a range of disabilities that include moderate and specific learning disabilities. We have a small number of pupils with aspersers and autism, plus a child and a separate parent with physical impairments.

Increasing access for disabled pupils to the school curriculum.

Improving teaching and learning lies at the heart of the school’s work. Through self-review and Continuous Professional Development (CPD), we aim to enhance staff knowledge, skills and understanding to promote outstanding teaching and learning for all children. We aim to meet every child’s needs in inclusive classes, and all SEND children make progress in line with other children.  It is a core value of the school that all children are enabled to participate fully in the broader life of the school. Consequently, all children have always been permitted to attend age relevant after school clubs, cultural activities and educational visits. The only exception would occur if a child had breached school rules when deprivation of club attendance may be used as a suitable short term sanction and to ensure the safety of other (This has not happened during the tenure of the current Headteacher).

Accessibility Plan is available here

Accessibility Plan