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Schools Access

Projects funded from Bedford Borough's Capital programme should improve access to mainstream education in one or more of the following ways:

1. enhance continuation of access across nursery, primary and secondary phases in the local area

2. reduce home to school travel time for pupils by make a local school accessible

3. improve physical access to the school. This may include setting down and picking up points, ramps, handrails and lifts and improvements to escape provisions

4. improve physical movement around the building, including adaptations for sensory disability such as improved colour schemes and access to social areas, dining rooms etc.

5. improve access to the national curriculum, including specialist furniture such as desks, rise and fall tables, sinks and ovens; and information and communication technology equipment (both hardware and software)

6. improve accommodation within the building including toilets for disabled pupils, medical rooms and sound proofing for pupils with hearing disabilities.

7. projects should contribute to the Local Authority's overall strategy for increasing access and inclusion for pupils with special educational needs.

 

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Education and Learning

Raising the level of academic achievement is a top priority for the council. We will ensure the effective delivery of our services so we can improve the life chances for children and young people. Check out this section to find out about Learning centres, schools, special education needs and more.

 


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