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Castle Hills Primary School

Castle Hills Primary School

EQUALITY & ACCESSIBILITY OBJECTIVES

Equality and Accessibility Objectives: 2021-2023

Review Date: February 2023

The purpose of the objectives is to: 

  • Increase the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the curriculum, according to age and ability 

  • Improve the physical environment of the academy to enable disabled pupils to take better advantage of education, benefits, facilities and services provided 

  • Improve the availability of accessible information to disabled pupils 

In line with the Equality Act 2010, Castle Hills Primary Academy is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents, carers and visitors irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation, age or socio-economic background.  We promote a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all members of the school community feel proud of their identity and are able to participate fully in school life.

Castle Hills tackles discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment, which champions respect for all.  We seek to reduce discrimination and harassment of any member of the Academy and will not discriminate on any of the protected characteristics, save where discrimination is permitted by law.

Protected characteristics include:

  • Religion or belief
  • Race- colour, ethnicity or national origin
  • Gender or gender identity
  • Sex or sexuality
  • Marital or civil partnership status
  • Pregnancy or maternity
  • Disability
  • Age

Where it is practicable to make reasonable adjustments to enable a prospective pupil to take up a place at Castle Hills Primary Academy, and to satisfy the current admission criteria, the Academy is committed to providing those reasonable adjustments. In order to do this, the Academy will ask parents/carers to provide details of any disability the child has or other conditions of which the Academy should be aware, together with any relevant paperwork.

Where a potential pupil has an Education Health Care Plan, the Academy will work with the Local Authority to ensure that the identified provision is delivered appropriately. The Academy will be sensitive to any issues of confidentiality.

Castle Hills Primary Academy will not tolerate direct or in-direct discrimination, harassment or victimisation.

Our Academy has an accessible site and buildings with the following:

  • Outside play areas and grounds that are fully accessible to all.
  • Accessible toilets within all classroom areas
  • One clearly marked disabled bay in the car park
  • A changing bed within our First Aid Room
  • An emergency evacuation in place, with key pupils having Personal Evacuation Plans
  • To increase the extent to which all disabled pupils can participate in our curriculum, we have:

Informed all staff, in the form of a one-page profile, of pupils’ needs and disabilities

Ongoing collation of transition information in relation to pupils’ needs and disabilities.

We are committed to further improving the service and experience of pupils, staff, parents and visitors with Protected Characteristics through our Equality and Accessibility Objectives.