The school welcomes pupils, parents and visitors with disabilities. We endeavour to ensure that disabled pupils are fully integrated into the life of the school. Within the limitations of financial constraints we will provide facilities and resources for children with specific physical needs so they can join in the full range of educational and social activities.
We have the following facilities available for pupils, parents or visitors with disabilities:
The Governing Body of Britannia Primary School and Nursery has a nominated governor who regularly liaises with the school’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator.
Complying with Public Sector Equality Duty
At Britannia Primary School and Nursery, we do not discriminate against pupils with special educational needs for any reason relating to their specific ability.
Accessibility plans and 'reasonable adjustments'
The school seeks to make itself as accessible as it can possibly be to pupils with physical disabilities. Our accessibility plan sets out how the school intends to:-
Understanding the curriculum
The school always aims to provide optimum access to the curriculum for pupils with special educational needs or physical disabilities.
We seek to look at the best way in which to help pupils access their learning in all areas and ensure that they have full access to a vibrant and engaging curriculum. We also seek to make any appropriate modifications to the physical environment of the school in order to ensure that all pupils are able to take part in all areas of learning. In ICT lessons for example, the school purchases keyboards and whiteboards which help pupils with particular needs access the curriculum and we may purchase software that connects words with pictures.
While the same basic rules apply to all children, the Education Authority can make a decision to provide transport on a case by case basis for a child with disabilities.
Your Education Authority region office will assess your child's needs when making a decision, taking into account your child's health and/or disability. If your child is offered school transport, the vehicle should have the relevant equipment to suit your child's needs - for example wheelchair restraints, ramps or lifts.
For more detailed information about approved transport arrangement, please refer to your local Education Authority region office Transfer Booklet.
The Education Authority also provide escorts on school transport if needed. You may be able to get help with your own costs for taking your child to school. Your Education Authority region office will be able to advise you on these matters.
If your child cannot attend school for medical reasons
If your child cannot go to school because of medical needs or health problems, the Education Authority will be able to provide advice and guidance on how the needs of your child may be best met.