Accessibility Strategy

Cornwall’s Accessibility Strategy, Accessibility Audit Tool and example Accessibility Plan and Template

Cornwall Council’s  Accessibility Strategy sets out the vision of all children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) having access to inclusive learning across all of its educational settings providing opportunities for realising aspirations, achieving potential and full participation.

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The Council’s priorities are:

  • Ensuring compliance of the Local Authority, and all educational settings for which it is responsible, with the requirements of Schedule 10 of the Equality Act 2010.
  • Maximising inclusion and the feeling of inclusion for all children and young people with SEND in their educational setting and the wider community.
  • Increasing the extent to which children and young people with SEND can participate in the curriculum, including the enrichment curriculum, in all educational settings.
  • Improving the physical environment of all educational settings to increase the extent to which children and young people with SEND can fully access education.
  • Enhancing the delivery of information, advice and guidance to all children and young people with SEND and their families.

The Cornwall Accessibility Strategy sets out how the Local Authority will realise this vision through the following priorities:

  • ensuring compliance
  • maximising inclusion and the feeling of inclusion
  • increasing the extent to which children and young people with SEND can participate in the curriculum,
  • improving the physical environment of all educational settings
  • enhancing the delivery of information, advice and guidance to all children and young people with SEND and their families.

As part of the Accessibility Strategy an Accessibility Audit and an example Accessibility Plan and template has been produced in consultation with stakeholders.