Gateshead Accessibility Strategy

Improving access to education and educational achievement by disabled pupils is essential to ensuring equality of opportunity and securing their full participation in society.

The strategy links with other planning processes in the Local Authority and supports the LA’s priorities and principles within the LA Safeguarding Board’s strategy and particularly addresses aspects of the guidance document ‘Safeguarding Disabled Children’ 2009. This policy takes in to account the 2014 Special educational needs and disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years statutory guidance for organisations who work with and support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

It can be read in full here