Disability & Accessibility

We are committed to providing a fully accessible environment which values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual and emotional needs. We are committed to challenging negative attitudes about disability and accessibility and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.

What we do to prevent pupils with disabilities from being treated less favourably:

At Hesleden Primary School we are committed to establishing equality for all pupils, their parents, staff and other users of the school. This is reflected in our school aims, which state that we aim:

  • to provide a safe, secure, stimulating and supportive environment where each child is valued
  • to promote children’s self-confidence as learners and to help each mature socially and emotionally
  • to secure an inclusive learning environment and to support individual pupils with special educational needs and / or disabilities.

The facilities to assist access are outlined in our Accessibility Plan which you can find in the School Policies section of our website. 

Our Accessibility Plan forms part of the school’s Disability Equality Scheme and is a statutory duty. It sets out how the local governing body plans to proactively improve the equality of opportunity for those within its school community who have a disability. The duty is to anticipate and plan for their future needs.

In accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act the plan focuses on three ‘key areas’:

  • 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 of information to disabled pupils (and their families) which is provided in writing for pupils who are not disabled.