KINGS MONKTON SCHOOL

A IMPROVING ACCESS TO THE CURRICULUM
Objective SHORT TERM 1 Ensure all current pupils with Special Needs, permanent medical needs and disabilities have been identified and are being supported as required. Action

DISABILITY ACCESSIBILITY ACTION PLAN

JANUARY 2009 - DECEMBER 2011

Responsibility SENCO School Medical officer

Resources Time

Timescale Annually

Outcomes Pupils with special needs, medical needs and disabilities are obtaining the support they require. Staff fully aware of needs and of how to provide effectively to meet needs

Carry out annual pupil audit.

2

Ensure all staff are aware of individual pupil needs and are able to use this information to plan appropriate materials and activities to support their learning across the curriculum

Communicate needs of individual pupils to all staff via staff meetings and bulletins and Individual Education Plans Provide guidance and training to staff on how to plan and provide effectively to meet individual needs

SENCO Medical officer CPD coordinator SENCO Medical Officer Heads of Departments SENCO Medical officer

Time

Annually and ongoing

Staff CPD Ongoing

MEDIUM TERM

3

Continue to develop the range of learning resources across the school to make the curriculum more accessible for pupils with different disabilities (e.g. big print materials for visually impaired, allowing use of laptops for dyspraxics, providing typed notes for dyslexics etc)

Heads of Department, SENCO and medical officer to identify additional resources needed and include them in the departmental plans and annual budget forecasts. Provide suitable professional development opportunities.

Time Variable budget for resources Time & Staff Training Budget

September 2009

Departments build up comprehensive accessible resources.

4

Develop teachers’ knowledge of different teaching and learning styles and learning preferences (visual, auditory and kinaesthetic) and how to provide effectively for these in their subject

CPD coordinator

Ongoing

Teachers use a range of resources and methods to suit different learning styles. Higher attainment for pupils with SEN/disabilities.

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B

IMPROVING ACCESS TO THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
Objective Action Update schedule of physical access needs of identified pupils & staff. Take action to include any identified needs in the annual maintenance programme. Action already taken – access into building via ramps is available at two entrances Meetings and interviews and school events are scheduled to take place on the ground floor Update schedule of needs and risk assessment of identified pupils & staff. Ensure appropriate provision is made in the fire and emergency procedures (e.g. designated staff to support disabled pupils in evacuating premises) Identify a toilet area that can be adapted and schedule an upgrade as soon as is practicable SENCO & Bursar Bursar Time Annually Identified pupils & staff confident that they are recognised as in need in the event of an emergency and are given appropriate support Disabled toilets available on ground floor Responsibility SENCO & Bursar Bursar Resources Time Maintenance Budget Timescale Annually Annually Outcomes Pupils and staff able to access all parts of the school as far as is reasonably practicable

SHORT TERM

1

Ensure all current pupils and staff with special needs, permanent medical needs and disabilities can access all parts of the school as far as is practicable Ensure that parents and visitors with special needs, permanent medical needs and disabilities can access the school as far as is practicable Ensure fire and emergency procedures take account of the requirements of pupils, staff, parents and visitors with special needs, permanent medical needs and disabilities Provide disabled toilets on the ground floor for disabled pupils, staff, parents and visitors

2

2

MEDIUM TERM

3

Bursar CfBT Property department

Capital expenditure budget

September 2010

4

Progressively introduce fire and safety signage which is suitable for the visually impaired

Begin a programme of replacing fire and safety signage with signage which is suitable for the visually impaired

Bursar

Maintenance Budget

September 2009

Visually impaired able to follow safety procedures as indicated in signage

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LONG TERM

5

Major building works in future – incorporate ways for physically disabled to be able to access upper floors of buildings

Specify access for disabled as a priority in any future major building works

Principal Bursar CfBT Property department

Maintenance and Capital Expenditure Budgets

Unspecified

Upgrading of access to school facilities included in long term refurbishment works.

C

IMPROVING ACCESS TO INFORMATION

Objective SHORT TERM TO LONG TERM LONG TERM 1 Visually impaired parents – provide large print versions of school documents (reports etc) and communications Provide large print versions of school policies, school prospectus, school starter information pack, website text

Action Progressively produce large print versions of school documents and policies as needed by parents Progressively produce large print versions of school policies, school prospectus, school starter information pack, website text

Responsibility School Secretary

Resources Time

Timescale Ongoing as needed

Outcomes Visually impaired parents will be able to receive information that they can read easily Visually impaired parents and prospective parents will be able to access information that they can read easily

2

School Secretary

Time

Ongoing – aim to complete by end of 2010

LONG TERM

3

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