We are committed to providing a fully accessible environment which values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual and emotional needs. We are committed to challenging negative attitudes about disability and accessibility and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.
What we do to prevent pupils with disabilities from being treated less favourably:
Bloemfontein is fully inclusive and we ensure there are no barriers to learning. Our building is on one level and has wheelchair access and disabled toilets provided. Any children with disabilities would have a personal risk assessment plan in order to ensure that they are able to access all areas of the curriculum whilst also keeping all children safe.
Our curriculum can be adapted to meet all needs and we also attend SEN P.E activities for example, Boccia. We have high levels of staffing within school. Children are actively encouraged to participate in all aspects of school life, including residential trips, it is our responsible to put in place any adjustments to enable these first hand experiences for all.
The facilities to assist access are outlined in our Accessibility Plan which you can find in the School Policies section of our website.
Our Accessibility Plan and the short, medium and long term actions, will be reviewed and adjusted on an annual basis and a new Accessibility Plan will be produced every three years.
The Accessibility Plan contains relevant actions to:
- Improve access to the physical environment of the school, adding specialist facilities as necessary.
- Increase access to the curriculum for pupils with a disability. This covers reasonable adjustments within teaching and learning, specialist aids and equipment and the wider curriculum of the school, such as after school clubs, visits etc,
- Improve the provision of information to pupils, staff, parents and visitors with disabilities. All information will be made available in various formats within a reasonable time frame.