Help shape education support for pupils with disabilities

Help shape education support for pupils with disabilities

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People are being encouraged to have their say and help improve access to education for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

 

The City of Wolverhampton Council is seeking comments from parents, carers, children and school staff about its draft Schools Accessibility Strategy.

 

The strategy aims to increase the extent to which pupils with disabilities can participate in the school curriculum, improve facilities and services so that they can gain the maximum benefit from their time in education and improve the provision of information to disabled pupils and their families.

 

Once approved, the strategy will be used by schools to inform their Disability Equality Scheme and Accessibility Plan which show how, over time, they will improve access to education for disabled children and young people.

 

Councillor Lynne Moran, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “It’s important that as many people as possible take part in this consultation to ensure that the final strategy meets the needs of children and young people across the city.”

 

People can find out more about the strategy and have their say by completing an online survey available via www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/consultations. The consultation closes on Friday 20 July, 2018, and the finished School Accessibility Strategy is expected to be published in the autumn.

 

For more information, or to request a hard copy consultation response form, please contact Nicola Harris, SEND Support Officer, by calling 01902 554302 or emailing nicola.harris@wolverhampton.gov.uk.

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