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Accessibility Plan

St Nicholas School - Our Inclusion Vision…

At St Nicholas School is it is our aim that every pupil in our school will achieve the most successful individual outcomes, educationally, socially, in their personal life, and within their local community, and for their unique needs to be recognised and met as early as possible. Our Accessibility Plan intends to achieve this vision by empowering these children and young people to achieve all that they can.

Our aim is for every child and young person to:

  • develop the necessary skills and knowledge to respond effectively to the challenges of the future
  • be confident; have a strong sense of right and wrong; be adaptable and resilient
  • develop as an independent learner who takes responsibility for his/her own learning, and who questions, reflects and perseveres in the pursuit of learning
  • be able to contribute, work and communicate effectively with others, and to strive for excellence.

We believe that our parents, carers and school should work together to provide the best and most accessible opportunities for our pupils, and we will do all we can to ensure that any barriers to learning and participation that can hinder or exclude are removed.

We will ensure that we:

  • develop our school culture, policies and practice in order to include all our pupils. The school has an Equalities group that meets regularly to ensure that all whole school events are appropriate and accessible to every pupil.
  • access the right training and ongoing professional development to enable our continued focus on the process of further developing inclusion.
  • found our inclusive approach on respect for difference and a commitment to building relationships that benefit every child and young person
  • offer all our pupils excellence, choice, flexible and appropriate support, and support and facilitate the inclusion of their views. All pupils have a Person Centred Planning meeting each year and they are heavily involved in the meeting. Each pupil is involved in the planning of the meeting from choosing the music that is played to choosing who they would like to invite to the meeting. Pupils attend the meeting and stay for as long as is appropriate for them.
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