Mobility & Physical
We have experience of working with children with a range of limitations on mobility.
Children with issues with mobility – either temporary (crutches) or permanent can leave lessons a few minutes early whilst the corridors are clear to get to their next lessons or out to break or lunch.
The ground floor is wheelchair accessible in all areas. There are wheelchair lifts to both the gym and the sports hall.
The school has a lift that can take children in wheelchairs between the ground and first floors. The lift is based in the Access suite. We do have three classrooms on the second floor, but we would reschedule classes to a more accessible area if a child was taught by a teacher who is based in one of these third floor classrooms.
The school has a wet room for pupils that need specialist facilities for washing, showering or using a toilet.
We would expect all children to take part in the full range of curricular activities at the school. We offer a range of inclusive sports as part of PE lessons and as extra-curricular activities.
The school has an evacuation procedure for children with limited mobility who are on the first floor.
We endeavour to make sure that equipment used is accessible to all pupils regardless of their needs. If there is additional need, we will provide alternative equipment or adaptations to our classrooms. Once we are informed of a pupil’s physical or sensory impairment, we seek advice and guidance from parents/carers and the Local Authority Specialist Teacher service to make sure that the school site is accessible. Adaptions may include height adjustable sinks and work stations. The school is accessible to pupils with a physical impairment via ramps and a lift to the first floor. Classrooms and hallways are carpeted to reduce noise. There are two shower and toileting rooms for students who have significant physical or medical conditions to use.
We value highly the benefit of education outside the classroom and believe that all pupils should have the opportunity to participate in these experiences. Prior to any educational visits, a risk assessment is carried out which also considers the needs of pupils with SEND. Where necessary, we meet with parents and carers to discuss any additional support that may be required.
For more information please also refer to our Accessibility Policy.