The Council is required under the Equality Act 2010 to have an accessibility strategy in which it promotes better access for disabled pupils at school.
This duty predates the Children and Families Act which means that the activities to ensure effective and timely support for pupils with disabilities are now embedded in the area’s multi-agency SEND Strategy. However, in compliance with the Local Authority’s statutory duty, it has published this Accessibility Strategy.
Part of ensuring accessibility is implementing communication-friendly environments. You can use the following simple checklist from the Communication Trust to think about how your setting support children's communication.
Good Practice Case Study - All Souls Primary School
All Souls Primary School reviewed its accessibility strategy to create more sensory-friendly learning environments for thier pupils. You can read about their process and the effects this had by reading the document below: