Accessibility

At Woolwich Poly our values reflect our commitment to a school where there are high expectations of everyone. Students are provided with high quality learning opportunities so that each child achieves and makes progress. Everyone in our school is important and included. We promote an ethos of care and trust where every member of our school community feels that they truly belong and are valued. We recognise learning in all its forms and are committed to nurturing lifelong learners. We are a safe school, committed to improving children's confidence and self-esteem. We know that safe and happy children achieve.

This Access Arrangements Policy is drawn up in compliance with current legislation and requirements as specified in Schedule 10, relating to Disability, of the Equality Act 2010. School Governors are accountable for ensuring the implementation, review and reporting of progress of the Accessibility Plan over a prescribed period.

The Equality Act 2010 replaced all existing equality legislation, including the Disability Discrimination Act. The effect of the law is the same as in the past, meaning that “schools cannot unlawfully discriminate against pupils because of sex, race, disability, religion or belief and sexual orientation”.

According to the Equality Act 2010 a person has a disability if:

  • He or she has a physical or mental impairment, and
  • The impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

The Access Arrangement Policy is structured to complement and support the school’s Equality Objectives, and can be found on the school website, in the policies section.

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