Christ Church C.E.
Primary School

Denshaw, Saddleworth

Accessibility Action Plan

Increasing access for disabled pupils to the school curriculum.

Target Responsibility of: Action Time scale Outcome
To ensure quality first teaching leads to effective differentiation and personalisation of the curriculum for some children Teaching staff & SENCO to monitor Teaching staff have a good understanding of how to differentiate especially in a mixed age class- training in differentiation & personalising the curriculum ongoing Raised staff confidence in differentiation and personalising the curriculum
To ensure teaching staff have access to appropriate training opportunities Teaching staff & SENCO to monitor Access to training opportunities

SENCO to keep an up to date log of SEND training

ongoing Raised staff confidence in supporting children with SEND
To ensure support staff have access to appropriate training opportunities SENCO to monitor Access to training opportunities

SENCO to keep an up to date log of SEND training

ongoing Raised staff confidence in supporting children with SEND
To review our ‘autism friendly school’ SENCO Review teaching materials and support for children on the autistic spectrum Spring term 2017 Greater awareness of autism
Classrooms are organised to promote the participation & independence of all pupils Teaching staff Clutter free

Equipment in place to support specific children

Resources easily accessible for the lesson

ongoing Wider range of learning opportunities for all pupils

 

Appropriate use of specialised equipment to benefit individual pupils- in our school ICT resources Teaching staff Ensure software has been installed

Arrange assistive technology referrals

Organise training for specific programmes such as ‘clicker’

Laptops/ ipads are stored in a suitable place when not in use

ongoing Pupils have access to ICT resources to support their learning
All out of school activities, trips & residentials are planned to ensure, where reasonable, that they are accessible for all pupils Teaching staff, HT, EVC, SENCO Provide guidance for staff on making trips

Use places already known

Ensure suitability through a pre-visit before the trip

Inform parents and discuss suitability and arrangements for the residential

ongoing All trips are accessible for all pupils

 

Increasing access for disabled pupils to the physical environment.

Target Responsibility of: Action Time scale Outcome
To ensure all school staff are aware of the individual needs of a child with a disability All school staff Share information

Create access plans- especially for any pupils who need support on the stairs

ongoing Staff will understand the needs of individuals and the adjustments required to ensure that our environment is fully accessible
To maintain the exterior of the school to aid those with an impairment School staff

handyman

Maintenance of external steps

Edges highlighted in yellow paint

Maintenance of the handrails on the steps

Regular check on outdoor lighting and ensuring it is switched on when dark or dull

Ensure pathways are kept clear of vegetation, twigs (trip hazards)

In winter ensuring steps and a pathway across the playground is gritted if there is ice or snow on the ground

ongoing Pupils, staff and visitors will be able to access the school
To improve the outdoor sensory provision School staff

handyman

Keep the prayer garden free from weeds and overgrown plants

Plant new plants in the spring with a focus on sensory eg herbs

Create new planters on the playground

Encourage the prayer garden as a quiet area for pupils and for sensory stimulation

Summer 2017 Pupils have access to a quiet area at outdoor play

Areas for sensory stimulation

 

Increasing access for disabled pupils to written information

Target Responsibility of: Action Time scale Outcome
To review the information sent to parents/carers to ensure that it is accessible Teaching & Admin staff Provide information in plain English and wherever possible jargon free

Use a clear font for all letters sent home

ongoing Information sent home will be clear
To ensure that all staff are aware of guidance on accessible formats for pupils Teaching staff

SENCO

Guidance for staff on dyslexia and accessible information

(eg use of colour)

ongoing Raised staff confidence in supporting children with SEND
Annual review and planning information to be as accessible as possible SENCO Continue to develop the person centred approaches- documentation shared with pupils & parents ongoing Documentation sent home will be clear
Availability of written material in alternative formats Teaching & Admin staff All staff and parents are aware of services available for requesting information in alternative formats ongoing School information is available to all

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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