Pupils with Disabilities
Our school aims to be an inclusive school. We aim to makeall our children welcome, feel happy and look forward to their school day. Every child is different and we view differences as an opportunity to learn more about ourselves. If your child has a disability, he or she will be treated no less favourably than other applicants for admission.
The school has an inclusion and equality policy for supporting children with special educational needs which is revised every year. This policy is available on the website and in the school office. Our aim is for all children to have access to all aspects of school life, as far as is reasonable and practical.
We endeavour to prevent disabled pupils in our school from being placed at a disadvantage. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that people with disability are not treated differently. We make reasonable adjustments for disabled pupils and our success in this can be judged by seeing disabled pupils participating fully in school life.
In order for effective partnership between home and school to take place, we anticipate that parents will want to:
• Inform the school at the earliest opportunity if their child has a disability and the exact nature of it;
• Provide the information the school needs to plan effectively for the child to be a full member of the school community;
• Acknowledge that, when deciding whether an adjustment is reasonable, one of the factors the headteacher must consider is the effect of the proposed change on all members of the school community;
• Recognise the importance of school and home working in partnership.