Everyone at Cranborne Primary is committed to ensuring that the life chances of the children in our school are significantly improved because of the work we do. We believe that every child does matter and that every interaction counts. We take the view that everyone is on a learning journey. We believe in a no limited approach to learning and achievement and as a result look forward to seeing children succeed and thrive.
The DDA defines a person as having a disability if he or she has a 'physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day to day activities.' The definition covers a much larger group of children than most people think and may be the equivalent of 7% of all children.
That effect must be:
Substantial (more than minor or trivial)
Long-term (it has lasted, or is likely to last, for at least a year or for the rest of the life of the person affected).
The DDA also covers people who have cancer, MS, HIV/AIDS, who have had heart surgery, are on kidney dialysis, people with diabetes, stammer, dyslexia, mental health service users, and people with severe disfigurement and learning disabilities or difficulties.
The school promotes equal opportunites and recognises the DDA definition (above) of disability and will work with anybody who needs support relating to school matters. The building is on one level with ramped access, wide doorways, with visual panels, has disabled toilets and shower facilities. We are always seeking to improve on facilities in line with promoting equal opportunities. If you feel that you or your child would be classed as having a disability under the above definition please let us know.