Under the Equality Act 2010 schools should have an Accessibility Plan. The Equality Act 2010 replaced all existing legislation, including the Disability Discrimination Act.
The effect of the law is the same as in the past, meaning that “schools cannot unlawfully discriminate against children because of sex, race, disability, religion, or belief and sexual orientation”. According to the Equality Act 2010 a person has a disability if:
He or she has a physical or mental impairment, and
The impairment has substantial and long term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day to day activities.
The Accessibility Plan is listed as a statutory document of the Department for Education’s guidance on statutory policies for schools. The plan must be reviewed every three years and approved by the Governing Body.
At Old Cleeve Church of England First School we are committed to working together to provide an inspirational and exciting learning environment where all children can develop an enthusiasm for lifelong learning. We believe that children should feel happy, safe and valued so that they gain a respectful, caring attitude towards each other and the environment both locally and globally.