The Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE) states that schools are failing to meet their legal duties around ‘Accessibility Plans’ that should set out how they will meet the needs of disabled pupils and their parents, research published today warns.
This failure, together with other serious shortcomings amounting to illegal discrimination, has a shocking – and often devastating impact – on many disabled children and their families.
The report recommends action, including from Ofsted and local authorities, to monitor how schools are developing and implanting plans – which schools have been legally required to produce since 2002.
The research included focus groups, interviews and surveys with Disabled pupils and their parents and with education professionals.
Read/download the full report: Accessibility Plans as Effective Tools for Inclusion in Schools: Are They Working?
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