Lowick and Holy Island C. of E. First Schools
2015 - 2018
The purpose and direction of the school’s plan: vision and values
Both Lowick and Holy Island sites have undergone a great deal of updating to ensure accessibility. Holy Island has developed a Discovery Centre for visitingschools, conferences, venue for the local community. Lowick has developed an EarlyYears Unit, extended Learning Zone and Car Park. Thereforecommunity usage has improved at both sites.
Information from pupil data and school audit
Neither school currently has children with disabilities; the data provided from Sure Start re incoming children again shows that currently no children with disabilities are expected.
Views of those consulted during the development of the plan
Governors, Diocese, LA, Architects, Disability groups all stated that both sites do require modifications.
Leaders and Governors are working with contractors to update provision within both schools.
The main priorities in the school’s plan
Increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the school curriculum
Fixed benching for computers enable wheelchair usage
Access to books in Braille if necessary (the school has entered into an SLA with the Library Service who will provide books as and when required).
Additional signage around school site in Braille.
Improving the physical environment of the school to increase the extent to which disabled pupils can take advantage of education and associated services:
Internal signage for disabled facilities
Demarcation of disabled parking
Improved signage around site
Switches to be located at a lower level
Improving the delivery to disabled pupils of information that is provided in writing for pupils who are not disabled:
As required liaise with LA and The Grove Special School (Berwick) re access to additional information, alternative formats etc.
Making it happen
Management, coordination and implementation
Developmentthrough the Improvement Plan (seeFederation Improvement Plan)
Getting hold of the school’s plan
The school plan is held within the Policy files, the federation Improvement Plan is available at the main office or from the Governing body. All documents are available in an alternative format upon request.