Every Local Authority must have an Accessibility Strategy (from the Equality Act 2010). Every school must have an Accessibility Plan. This page gives you more information on what Bristol City Council's Accessibility Strategy and information for schoools to help write their Accessibility Plans.
The Equality Act 2010 requires every Local Authority in England and Wales to prepare an accessibility strategy that meets the following requirements:
Bristol City Council has updated its Accessibility Strategy for 2017-19 and you can download it here.
Just as the Local Authority must have an Accessibility Strategy schools are required to have an Accessibility Plan. This includes special schools, nursery schools and independent schools. You can find out information about Accessibility Plans, including a template and a framework to help you complete your Accessibility Plan, from the Accessibility Strategy 2017-19.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission and Liverpool John Moores University have developed a fantastic FREE online training opportunity for all school staff to learn how to meet their Equality Act duties and remove barriers to education for disabled learners. There’s no limit to how many staff can complete this training.
You can access the training from: https://unlockingopportunities.equalityhumanrights.com/default.asp
This page has information for residents in the City of Bristol. Find out about what other Local Authorities do.
Last Update 8 September by SENDop
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