Lowick and Holy Island C. of E. First Schools

Accessibility Plan

2015 - 2018

Starting points

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

  • Staff training

  • 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:

Holy Island:

  • Internal signage for disabled facilities

  • Demarcation of disabled parking

    Lowick:

  • 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.

 
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