SEN Access

Peafield Lane Academy

Accessibility Action Plan 2020/2021

 

 

Development area

 

Targets

Strategies

By when and whom

Success Criteria

Goals achieved

 

Delivery of the curriculum (complying with our duties in the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability regulations 2014)

 

To maintain close liaison with parents in order that relevant information about children is shared

Regular home/school meetings

Open door policy

Ongoing throughout 2020/21.

HT & All Teachers

Clear collaborative working approach

 

To maintain close liaison with outside agencies for pupils with on-going needs

Regular meetings with outside agencies

 

Ongoing throughout 2020/21.

HT, TAs & Outside agencies

Clear collaborative working approach

 

To ensure full access to the curriculum for all children

Advice from outside agencies; CPD for staff and:

• A differentiated curriculum

• The use of pre-key stage standards and other specific assessment programmes, to assist in developing learning opportunities for children and also in assessing progress in different subjects

• A range of support staff including trained teaching assistants

• Multimedia activities to support the curriculum

• Use of interactive ICT equipment

• Specific equipment sourced from occupational therapy and PDSS

Ongoing

Teachers, SENCo, TA’s, Ed Psych and governors

Advice taken and strategies evident in classroom practice

 

Classrooms are organised to promote the participation and independence of all pupils

DHT and SENCo to carry out an audit of resources available to teachers

Spring Term 2021

Relevant equipment is available to teachers to plan lessons which meet the needs of all pupils

 

 

To closely monitor the attainment and progress of all SEN pupils.

Class teacher AfL informing appropriate interventions

SENCO & class teacher dialogue

Pupil progress meetings

Work scrutiny

Use of Scholar Pack and provision tracker to monitor

Regular liaison with parents

Half termly

Class teachers, SENCO and SLT

Progress will be made towards IEP targets.

Provision mapping shows clear steps and progress made.

 

 

To monitor attainment and progress of Higher Achieving pupils

Class teacher AfL informing appropriate interventions

More Able, Gifted & Talented Co-ordinator & class teacher dialogue

Pupil progress meetings

Work scrutiny

Regular liaison with parents

Half termly

Class teachers, More Able, Gifted & Talented Co-ordinator and SLT

HA children making proportionate progress and achieving above age related expectations

 

To monitor attainment and progress of identified vulnerable groups

Class teacher AfL informing appropriate interventions

EMC Champion & class teacher dialogue

Pupil progress meetings

Work scrutiny

Regular liaison with parents

Half termly

Class teachers, EMC Champion and SLT

 

 

The physical environment of the school

 

Continue to develop the accessibility of the school environment

The school will take account of the needs of pupils, staff and visitors with physical difficulties and sensory impairments when planning and undertaking future improvements and refurbishments. This information is obtained through data collection and pre-start meetings. 

Ongoing

SMT, PDSS, Governors & Site Manager

Enabling access throughout the school building where possible.

 

Specific needs are met in terms of adaptation to the school environment where possible

Liaison with PDSS for specialist advice in terms of wheelchair access and hygiene suite facilities completed.

Academic year 2020/2021

PDSS, SENCo, Site Manager

Enabling wheelchair access throughout school where possible

 

To ensure that the medical needs of all pupils are met

The school will conduct parent interviews, liaise with external agencies, identify training needs and establish individual plans where needed.

Ongoing

Head Teacher, H&S Lead, class teachers

Medical needs do not pose a barrier to learning where possible

 

Provision of information in other formats

 

To enable access to written information for pupils, parents and visitors

  •          Investigate symbol software to support learners with reading difficulties.
  •          Raising awareness of font size and page layouts to support pupils with visual impairments
  •          Auditing the school library to ensure the availability of large font and easy read texts will improve access.
  •          Auditing signage around the school to ensure that it is accessible to all

SLT & SENCo

 

School information is available to all stakeholders

 

Ensure parents have regular opportunity to share their views regarding accessibility

A section will be added to the parent questionnaire / parents evening which enables parents to add any comments they have regarding accessibility

Academic year 2020/2021

SLT

Accessibility continually improves, using parental comments as a steer