How have we made the school buildings and site safe and welcoming for pupils with SEND?
We are committed to carrying out our duty to make reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010 and we endeavour to ensure we have the best possible facilities and equipment to support all children.
The building is fully wheelchair accessible and there are disabled changing and toilet facilities across the school. There is a disabled bay in the visitor and staff car park which parents are able to use following agreement with the Headteacher.
At Fordbridge, we have developed. ‘Quiet’ areas in various places around school to support the needs of particular children who need a low stimulatory learning environment. This includes a sensory room in the Apollo, as well as similar spaces in Early Years rooms.
A range of equipment and resources are purchased throughout the year to support specific needs and these are usually recommended as part of advice received from the external professionals we work with. In recent years, resources have included specialist chairs, individual iPads/ lap tops, sensory resources such as wobble cushions, fiddle objects, ear defenders, writing slopes, ‘easy’ pens and pencils.
Our Accessibility Plan can be found here