Rodmersham School is a welcoming and happy environment in which pupils thrive and want to do their best. We want all children to enjoy school,to be challenged to achieve their very best,and to consider their time at the school as a positive experience that will live long in their memories. We are committed to giving al lof our children every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards. We dot this by taking account of pupils’ varied lives and needs. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and have high expectations for all children. The achievements, attitudes and well-being of all our children matter. Purpose of Plan This plan shows how Rodmersham School intends, overtime, to increase the accessibility of our school for disabled pupils, staff, parents/carers and visitors. Definition of disability: A person has a disability if he/she has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his/her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. Areas of planning: Increasing access for disabled pupils to the school curriculum (this includes teaching and learning and the wider curriculum of the school such as participation in after-school clubs, leisure and cultural activities or school visits) Improving access to the physical environment of schools (this includes improvements to the physical environment of the school and physical aids to access education). Improving the delivery of written information to disabled pupils to make written information that is normally provided by the school to its pupils available to disabled pupils.
Rodmersham School is a Victorian building, housing 3 classrooms with a mobile for Year R and a wooden cabin for Year 6. The school has extremely limited access for wheelchair users. There is an accessible toilet but it is not accessible to enter via the front of the school. Current Range of known disabilities: The school has children with a range of disabilities that include moderate and specific learning disabilities. We have a small number of pupils with aspergers and autism. Increasing access for disabled pupils to the school curriculum. Improving teaching and learning lies at the heart of the school’s work. Through self-review and Continuous Professional Development(CPD),we aim to enhance staff knowledge, skills and understanding to promote outstanding teaching and learning for all children. We aim to meet every child’s needs in inclusive classes,and all SEND children make progress in line with other children. It is a core value of the school that all children are enabled to participate fully in the broader life of the school. Consequently, all children have always been permitted to attend age relevant after school clubs, cultural activities and educational visits. The only exception would occur if a child had breached school rules when deprivation of club attendance may be used as a suitable short-term sanction and to ensure the safety of others.