Disability provision

The Disability Access Plan addresses and recognises the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 (Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 AND 2005).  The plan identifies work required in order to give all disabled users access to all parts of the building and includes recommendations for required remedial actions, ongoing monitoring and control measures that illustrate good practice in terms of meeting the needs of disabled people.


Purpose of Plan


The purpose of this plan is to show how St Columb Major ACE Academy intends, over time, to increase the accessibility of our school.  We will continue to improve all aspects of the physical environment of the school site, the curriculum and written information so that all students with a disability can take full advantage of the education and associated opportunities provided by St Columb Major ACE Academy.


Definition of disability


A person has a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.


Key Objective


To reduce and eliminate barriers for access to the curriculum and to full participation in the school community for pupils, and prospective pupils, with a disability.