Disability and Accessibility

SEND

Disability and Accessibility

Admissions

Choosing a new school for your child is an important decision.  We are happy to discuss how we could support your child in our setting and organise a visit before you make your decision. Please contact the school office (01388 816078 or kingstreet@kingstreet.durham.sch.uk) to make an appointment or to speak to the SENCo, Mrs Kane. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of all children including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. We would ask parents to discuss the identified needs with the school prior to starting so that appropriate intervention and support can be planned and implemented. Advice from the LA or other agencies may be requested to ensure any the school can meet any needs appropriately. 

The Local Authority oversee all admission arrangements for our school including admission arrangements for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).  All information can be found using the links below.

 

Applying for a school place if your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan

Children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan follow a different admission and transfer process for a new school.  Please continue to complete Durham County Council’s parental preference form, as part of the admission process to a new school.  You continue to have a right to request a particular school and this will be considered alongside the information that we have about your child’s special educational needs.  The information would have been provided as part of the Education, Health and Care assessment or following the review meeting.

Should you wish your child to attend King Street Primary and Pre-school, please visit the Durham County Council website by clicking on the following links for information regarding the school admission process and primary school admissions. To appeal against an admission decision,  visit: School admissions-appeals.

 

Accessibility

We are committed to providing a fully accessible environment which values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual and emotional needs. We are committed to challenging negative attitudes about disability and accessibility and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.

 

What we do to prevent pupils with disabilities from being treated less favourably:

 The facilities to assist access are outlined in our Accessibility Plan which you can find in the School Policies section of our website. 

 Our Accessibility Plan and the short, medium and long term actions, will be reviewed and adjusted on an annual basis and a new Accessibility Plan will be produced every three years.

 

The Accessibility Plan contains relevant actions to:

  • Improve access to the physical environment of the school, adding specialist facilities as necessary.
  • Increase access to the curriculum for pupils with a disability. This covers reasonable adjustments within teaching and learning, specialist aids and equipment and the wider curriculum of the school, such as after school clubs, visits etc,
  • Improve the provision of information to pupils, staff, parents and visitors with disabilities.  All information will be made available in various formats within a reasonable time frame.