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Disability Access

Arrangements for Children and Adults with Disabilities At Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy we believe every person should be treated equally and with respect. As long as this Academy is the best place to meet the needs of an individual child, he/she will be admitted and every care taken to ensure appropriate access to the full curriculum.

As far as practicably possible the physical needs of every child and adult will be catered for. The school provides fully accessible toilet facilities for children and adults and there is a passenger lift which provides access to all floors. The school also have several disabled parking bays. There are members of staff within school who are first aid trained and at least two members of staff are trained in administering prescribed medication to children.

All medication is stored in a locked cupboard in the Health Unit away from children and there is a private room for administration of medication. Children with additional medical needs may have a care plan written in conjunction with the school nurse. The school endeavours, where practically possible, to cater for all medical need and will request any additional training or expert advice as required.

The Academy will provide a signer for any parent/carer during school events. A risk assessment will be carried out and a personal evacuation plan will be drawn up for all pupils with physical difficulties.