The SEN and Disability Act 2001 extended the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) to cover education.

Since September 2002, the Governing Body has had three key duties towards disabled students, under Part 4 of the DDA:

  • not to treat disabled students less favorably for a reason related to their disability
  • to make reasonable adjustments for disabled students, so that they are not at a substantial disadvantage
  • to plan to increase access to education for disabled students

The purpose and direction of the school’s accessibility plan

Hawley Primary School is committed to ensuring that all members of the school community are able to use the school and its facilities and that all students will have full access to the curriculum and will participate with equality in the wider life of the school.

Our accessibility plan sets out the proposals of the Governing Body to increase access to education for disabled students in the three areas required by the planning duties in the DDA:

  • increasing the extent to which disabled students can participate in the school curriculum
  • improving the environment of the school to increase the extent to which disabled students can take advantage of all aspects of education and school life
  • improving the delivery of information to disabled students and their families

It is a requirement that the school’s Accessibility Plan is resourced, implemented, reviewed and revised as necessary and reported on annually. Our Action Plan shows how the school will address our identified priorities.