School Accessibility Planning
The pdnet Standards provide a practical structure for schools and settings to self-evaluate current provision and reflect on the effectiveness of their organisation in meeting the diverse needs of children and young people with physical disability. A set of Standards has been developed for all three educational phases: Early Years, Schools & Post-16. Four key areas identify the knowledge, skills, actions and attitudes needed to successfully support and nurture a learner with a physical disability:
Standard 1: Vision, ambition and expectation
Standard 2: Identifying and assessing need
Standard 3: Meeting diverse need
Standard 4: Enabling individual outcomes
There are downloadable pdf documents to support your school review for students and children with physical disability (see attachments below).
The Standards are also free to access on the pdnet website https://pdnet.org.uk/resources/standards/ where there is a self-evaluation tool that you can use on-line.
pdnet have also produced an accessibility toolkit for your review and future planning. There is a small charge of £30 for this online resource. https://pdnet.org.uk/accessibility-toolkit/