At Aston we promote the belief that all teachers are teachers of SEN and support the government's commitment to an inclusive education where every child matters.
The culture, practice, management and deployment of resources are designed to ensure that all students' needs are met, and achievement is raised. Access to the curriculum at the most appropriate level is ensured through carefully designed learning support programmes.
We are guided by the statutory requirements of government legislation for meeting the needs of students with disabilities in mainstream education.
Prior to the admission of students with disabilities, arrangements are made for a risk assessment to be completed. This process wil involve our Inclusion Team, Matron and School Nurse, Outside Agencies, parents/carers and the student.
An Individual Health Care Plan is then completed and published on the staff secure intranet. Copies of the plan are also sent to all parties involved. The academy is committed to ensuring that students with a disability will not be treated less favourably than able bodied students.
We have an Access Plan which provides information on increasing access to the academy for students and adults with disabilities. The governing body remains committed to improving provision for students and adults who find access to, and movement around the site difficult.
The Equality Scheme for Aston Academy brings together schemes and action plans for Race, Gender and Disability Equality, meeting the statutory duties in these areas. Our school Inclusion Policy gives information regarding the education of students with Special Educational Needs.