This plan is drawn up in accordance with the planning duty in the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, as amended by the SEN and Disability Act 2001 (SENDA). It draws on the guidance set out in “Accessible Schools: Planning to increase access to schools for disabled pupils”, issued by DfES in July 2002.
2. DEFINITION OF DISABILITY
Disability is defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA):
“A person has a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day to day activities.”
3. KEY OBJECTIVE
To reduce and eliminate barriers to access to the curriculum and to full participation in the school community for pupils, and prospective pupils, with a disability.
Compliance with the DDA is consistent with the school’s aims and equal opportunities policy, and the operation of the school’s SEN policy;
The school recognises its duty under the DDA (as amended by the SENDA):
• not to discriminate against disabled pupils in their admissions and exclusions, and provision of education and associated services
• not to treat disabled pupils less favourably
• to take reasonable steps to avoid putting disabled pupils at a substantial disadvantage
• to publish an Accessibility Plan.
The school recognises and values parents’ knowledge of their child’s disability and its effect on his/her ability to carry out normal activities, and respects the parents’ and child’s right to confidentiality.
The school provides all pupils with a broad and balanced curriculum, differentiated and adjusted to meet the needs of individual pupils.
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