Disability and Discrimination

At Balfour Junior School we make every reasonable effort to include all children regardless of disability.
As far as possible, children with disabilities will learn along side their peers. Their potential areas of difficulty will be identified and addressed at the outset of work and teachers will take specific action to enable the effective participation of pupils with disability by following the guidelines laid down in Curriculum 2000 Pages 35-36.

The Governing Body will report annually to parents regarding arrangements for disabled pupils. They will explain the admission arrangements and what they will do to make sure disabled pupils are treated fairly.

A disabled person is defined as someone who has a physical or mental impairment which has effect on his or her ability to carry out normal daily activities.

Normal daily activities are those which are carried out by most people on a regular and frequent basis. The categories include:

  • Mobility
    Manual dexterity
    Physical co-ordination
    Ability to life, carry or otherwise move every day objects
    Speech, hearing and eyesight
    Memory or ability to concentrate, learn or understand
    Perception of the risk of physical danger.

The school has an accessibility plan in place to allow for the inclusion of all children. This is a three-year plan, which encompasses short and medium term plans for improvement to education and facilities for children with disabilities and in the provision of information in a range of formats for disabled pupils.

This policy should be read in conjunction with the Accessibility Plan, Equal Opportunities Policy, Inclusion Policy and SEN Policy.