The aim of the Accessibility Policy (see below) is to set out;

  • the commitment of Henham and Ugley Primary and Nursery School to the principles of inclusive education
  • the responsibilities of the school team of staff and governors to ensure that all pupils, staff, parents and governors, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, disability, attainment or background are all treated inclusively

Our school provides teaching which meets National Curriculum and other statutory requirements. The school has regard to the Code of Practice when meeting pupils Special Educational Needs, including a range of disabilities and makes its policy known to parents. Provision determined in Education Health Care (EHCP)/One Plans is made for those pupils who have them.

We believe there is an explicit link between inclusion and equal opportunities. This does not mean treating all pupils in the same way; rather it involves taking account of pupils varied life experiences and needs.

The aims and values of our school are inclusive. They reflect and inform our ethos and are embedded in the life of the school community.

Henham and Ugley Primary and Nursery School has high ambitions for all its pupils; we expect pupils with disability to participate and achieve in every aspect of school life. As such, we are committed to:

  • setting suitable learning challenges
  • responding to pupil’s diverse needs
  • overcoming potential barriers to learning and assessment for individuals and groups of pupils

Henham and Ugley Primary and Nursery School promotes the individuality of all our children, irrespective of differences such as ethnicity, attainment, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, background or any other difference. We want all our children to feel welcome; we celebrate differences between them. We want to give all of our children every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards. We do this by taking account of pupils’ varied life experiences 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. We actively seek to remove the barriers to learning and participation that can hinder or exclude individual pupils, or groups of pupils. This means that equality of opportunity must be a reality for our children.