Woodlands Secondary School

Learning Together

Equality Statement and Objectives

Woodlands School Equality Statement and Objectives


The Equality Act 2010 replaced all existing legislation.


The Act requires schools to have an accessibility plan aimed at:


  • Increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the curriculum.


  • Improving the physical environment of schools to enable disabled pupils to take better advantage of education, benefits, facilities and services provided.


  • Improving the availability of accessible information to disabled pupils.


As a special school all of the above areas are addressed as part of our core offer to children and families. The children attending Woodlands/LZW have a range of SEN which includes physical, learning, behavioural and sensory needs.


  • All areas of the school are accessible to all the children in the school.
  • The curriculum is individualised so every opportunity for learning is maximised.
  • All lessons are differentiated to ensure the activity is appropriate for the children participating. Access to the curriculum is considered carefully by teachers when planning their lessons.
  • The school has excellent facilities that enrich the curriculum – e.g. a warm water hydrotherapy pool, rebound therapy facilities, light sensory

room, soft play room. All of these are fully accessible.

  • Family Workers work closely with families to ensure they have access to the information they need to support their child


Equality Objectives 2017/18


Through our teaching and learning at Woodlands we aim to:


  • To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.
  • To reduce prejudice and increase understanding of equality through direct teaching across the curriculum.
  • To move beyond deterministic notions of fixed ability and to model teaching and learning behaviours that avoids labelling children.


  • To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experience, both in and beyond the school.
  • To eradicate prejudice related bullying in relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010.
  • To tackle prejudice and promote understanding in relation to people with disabilities both in school and the wider community.




  • Increase the representation of teachers and teaching assistants from ethnic communities over a four-year period, so that this group increases from 10% to 25% of the teaching workforce.