We have updated our website site to include a section on our access audits for schools and the requirements under the SEN and Disability Code of Practice 2015.
The link can be found by clicking here.
The SEN and Disability Code of Practice 2015 can be found by clicking here.
As of 1st of September 2014 all schools were required to have an accessibility plan in place. As part of an accessibility plan, schools also have had an access audit carried out.
The Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice also states – ‘All schools have duties under the Equality Act 2010 towards individual disabled children and young people. They must make reasonable adjustments, including the provision of auxiliary aids and services for disabled children, to prevent them being put at a substantial disadvantage’
Our access audits for schools relates directly to the Ofstead Framework. Section 8 of the framework
for school inspections states that Ofsted will be looking at ‘the extent to which the education provided by the school meets the needs of the pupils at the school and in particular the needs of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs.’ This relates directly to the Equality Act of 2010.