At Burnside Primary School, we are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all of our pupils whatever their needs or abilities.
Pupils have Special Educational Needs if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. Pupils with a disability have special educational needs if they have any difficulty in accessing education and if they need any special educational provision to be made for them, which is anything that is additional to or different from what is normally available in schools in the area.
At Burnside Primary School we undertake the duties, including in relation to this policy:
• Not to treat disabled pupils less favourably for a reason which relates to their disability
• To take reasonable steps to avoid putting disabled pupils at a substantial disadvantage
• To do our best by all disabled members of our school community in relation to the
requirements of this particular policy
Burnside Primary School fully recognises its duty to comply with equality and diversity legislation, and its Gender Equality Scheme sets out the school’s aims in relation to equality and what it will do to ensure that equality is fully embedded in practice. The school fully acknowledges its responsibilities in terms of equality issues in relation to gender, age, race, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and gender reassignment, including in relation to this policy.
Burnside Primary is firmly committed to equality and diversity, and when carrying out our functions, we shall have due regard to the need: to eliminate unlawful discrimination and harassment; to promote equality of opportunity between men and women.
This policy should be read in conjunction with:
The Child Protection Policy
Equal Opportunities Policy
Arrivals and Departures Policy
The Local Authority Admissions Policy
All other policies are available upon request at the main school office