Equality Duty and Objectives
St John's School Equality Statement and Objectives - Equality Act 2010
The Act requires schools to have an Accessibility Plan aimed at:
- Increasing the extent to which pupils with disabilities can participate in the curriculum.
- Improving the physical environment of schools to enable pupils with disabilities to take better advantage of education, benefits, facilities and services provided.
- Improving the availability of accessible information to pupils with disabilities and their families
Please click on the link below to see our Accessibility Plan
As a special school all of the above areas are addressed as part of our core offer to children and families. The children attending St John's have a range of Severe Learning Difficulties. These include physical and sensory, social and emotional, behavioura and mental health, communication and intereaction needs.
- All areas of the school are accessible to all the children in the school
- Appropriate facilities are available to support different needs
- The curriculum is individualised so every opportunity for learning is maximised.
- All lessons are differentiated to ensure the activity is appropriate for the children participating. Access to the curriculum is considered carefully by teachers when planning their lessons.
- The school has excellent facilities that enrich the curriculum – e.g. a sensory playground, adventure playground, soft play rooms, light and sound rooms, rebound therapy sunken trampolines. All are fully accessible.
- Access to therapeutic support. The school employs music therapists, a play therapist, art therapist, sensory integration therapist and a SaLT.
- Our Family Support Liaison Professional FSLP works closely with families to ensure they have access to the information they need to support their child
Our Equality Objectives 2020/21
Through our teaching and learning at St John's our aims are:
- To create a bespoke and individualised curriculum which offers three pathways - pre-formal, formal and semi-formal which meets the individual needs of pupils
- To build an assessment system is appropriate and captures all aspects of pupil progress in our Pupil Progress Files
- To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through our bespoke 3 pathway curriculum and other appropriate activities.
- To identify areas of development to help pupils regain lost learning or further build on learning done during lockdown through creating an individualised remote learning offer
- To reduce prejudice and increase understanding of equality through direct and indirect teaching across a curriculum bespoke to the individual
- To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experience, both in and beyond the school.
- To eradicate prejudice related bullying in relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010.
- To tackle prejudice and promote understanding in relation to people with disabilities both in school and the wider community byt celebrating success