Equality and accessibility
Mrs Anna Smith is the Inclusion Leader
At SPIS we believe in excellence for all...'ensuring that all learners have access to quality education also acknowledges the intrinsic value of diversity and respect for human dignity (UNESCO, 2015a). In this way, differences come to be seen in a positive light as the stimulus for fostering learning among children, young people and adults, and for promoting gender equality. The principles of inclusion and equity are, then, not only about ensuring access to education, but also about having quality learning spaces and pedagogies that enable students to thrive, to understand their realities, and to work for a more just society'. (The Global Education 2030 Agenda, 2017)
Complaints about SEN provision in our school rarely occur but should parents have complaints then these should be made to the class teacher in the first instance. The procedure is firstly that the class teacher attempts to resolve matters, then if required the SENCO and thereafter the HT will become involved. They will then be referred to the school’s complaints policy. If the complaint is still unresolved, then the person making the complaint is advised of their rights under Section 23 of the Education Reform Act. The Local Governing Body (LGB) will consider the complaint, after which, if necessary the Local Authority will become involved.
School will inform parents/carers of the local authority’s commissioned independent disagreement resolution service. The parents of pupils with disabilities have the right to make disability discrimination claims to the first-tier SEND tribunal if they believe that our school has discriminated against their children. They can make a claim about alleged discrimination regarding exclusions, provision of education and associated services and making reasonable adjustments, including the provision of auxiliary aids and services.