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Accessibility and Equality

At Yeadon Westfield Junior School, equal opportunities is the principle of ensuring all stakeholders in our school have equal chance to achieve, equal chance to participate, equal chance to fulfil their role in school and the wider community. Equality for all helps us all to develop a sense of identity and to function well in the world. We welcome our responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010. Our policy follows local authority recommendations.

 

We understand equality to mean treating everyone with equal dignity and worth, valuing their particular characteristics such as their age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation and socio-economic circumstances. We further understand that people have different needs, situations and goals and therefore achieving equality requires the removal of discriminatory barriers that limit what people, especially children and young people, can do and can be.

 

Our Accessibility Plan outlines three broad aims to make our school even more accessible:

  • Increase the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the school curriculum
  • Improve access to the physical environment (please note, the school building is limited in how we can meet the needs of people with disabilities but we will always endeavour to meet individual needs as appropriate)
  • Improve communication between school and pupils, parents / carers

 

Other policies and school improvement action plans have a statement regarding equal opportunities whenever this may be relevant and useful.

 

Please contact us for further information or see our Accessibility Plan under the policy section of the website.

 

 

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