Austin Canons, Bedford. MK42 8AA

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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


Provider Access Policy

Accessibility Plan