- not to treat disabled pupils less favourably for a reason related to their disability;
- to make reasonable adjustments for disabled pupils, so that they are not at a substantial disadvantage;
- to plan to increase access to education for disabled pupils.
- 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 to disabled pupils of information which is provided in writing for pupils who are not disabled.
Disability is defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA): ‘A person has a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day to day activities.’
At Lanchester E.P. Primary School we aim to:
- eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under this Act
- advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it
- foster good relations between persons who share a protected characteristic and persons who do not share it
We are committed to providing a fully accessible environment which values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors, regardless of their age, education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs.
We are committed to challenging negative attitudes about disability and accessibility and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.