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St Wilfrid's Catholic School

The following information shows what is in place at our school for disabled students.  All of these strategies allow us to increase the inclusion of students with disabilities in the school’s curriculum.

 

The School Buildings & Contents

 

This is a fully accessible site on two floors. We have:

  • Classrooms where all doors are suitable for wheelchair access.
  • Classrooms with adjustable desks that can accommodate wheelchairs.
  • Dorgard Fire Door Retainers are fitted in all corridors (including 6th Form).
  • Food tech room with height adjustable work station.
  • Two lifts.
  • Disabled toilet with hoist and adult sized changing bed.
  • Staff trained in the use of ProMove slings and emergency evacuation chairs, which are onsite.
  • An audit was recently completed and implemented by the mobility officer at West Sussex Sensory.
  • Support team, improving the physical environment of our school for the purpose of increasing the extent to which visually impaired students are able to take advantage of education and benefits, facilities and services provided by our school.
  • All classrooms are fitted with acoustically absorbent panels to walls for hearing impaired students.
  • The school has 2 disabled parking spaces in front of the building

 

Improving the delivery to disabled pupils of information which is readily accessible to pupils who are not disabled

 

For students with any physical or sensory disability we work with the relevant departments at West Sussex County Council to ensure that we have the correct equipment and training to support students.

  • A SENCO and pastoral staff support a range of vulnerable pupils.
  • Mainstream Teaching Assistants support our students with an EHCP as well as a range of pupils with a learning difficulties.
  • There are lessons for literacy.

 

We currently have students using the following equipment to support their access to learning:

  • Braille
  • Supernova
  • Prodigi
  • Radio aids

We also liaise with The Learning, Behaviour Advisory Team at West Sussex County Council, we support students with diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as well as Dyslexia and Dyspraxia.