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:
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:
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.