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This policy is in place to maintain the school’s commitment to equal opportunities.  No person shall be treated without due regard for their feelings and individuality, regardless of gender, race, culture, belief, sexual orientation, disability or exceptional need.


The Public Sector Equality Duty came into effect in April 2011.  In carrying out our functions, Riverside School is required to have due regard to the need to:





This policy should be read alongside our Accessibility Plans.




Objective

Plan

Date

To improve the use and access of ICT equipment and programmes for learning for all

Eye gaze technology

2016 - 2017

For all pupils to have access to specialised SALT as required

Work with SALT - Vicky Rouse

ongoing

To ensure pupils with individual SALT programmes have access to individual and group interventions

Work with SALT

Implement group/individual sessions with SALT assistants



2015-2017

To ensure all pupils have access to outdoor learning experiences

Improvements to curriculum to provide equal learning access for all pupils

2016-2017

Improve access to the building

Tarmac and paths to front door

Autumn 2016

Public Sector Equality Duty