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Accessibility Statement for The Blue Tangerine Federation Website

Accessibility statement for The Blue Tangerine Website

This website is run by e4education. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts.
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen.
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard.
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software.
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver).

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window.
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text.
  • older PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software.
  • live video streams do not have captions.
  • some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard.
  • you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader.
  • there’s a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contact us’ page.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 2 working days.  If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us for directions.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact Stephen Hoult-Allen, Executive Headteacher through the Contact Us page.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We provide a text relay service for people who are deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

Our school halls have audio induction loops.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Blue Tangerine Federation of Specialist and Special Educational Needs Schools is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non accessible content

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • accessibility problems.
  • which of the WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria the problem fails on.
  • when you plan to fix the problem.

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by September 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Disproportionate burden

  • accessibility problems would be a disproportionate burden to fix

Navigation and accessing information

There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option). This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (bypass blocks).

It’s not always possible to change the device orientation from horizontal to vertical without making it more difficult to view the content. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.4 (orientation).

It’s not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.4 (resize text).

Interactive tools and transactions

Some of our interactive forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard. For example, because some form controls are missing a ‘label’ tag.

Our forms are built and hosted through third party software and ‘skinned’ to look like our website. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (information and relationships).

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information, and with interactive tools and transactions. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment when the supplier contract is up for renewal, likely to be in [rough timing].

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

  • accessibility problems that fall outside the scope of the accessibility regulations
  • which of the WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria the problem fails on]

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. 

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Live video

Live video streams do not have captions. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.4 (captions - live).

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 20 August 2020. The test was carried out by our own organisation.

We tested:

  • our main website platform, available at www.bluetangerine.herts.sch.uk, collett.herts.sch.uk, stlukes.herts.sch.uk and foresthouse.herts.sch.uk

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Our accessibility roadmap

This statement was prepared on 11 February 2020.  It was last updated on 20 August 2020

Equality Act 2010

Under the Equality Act 2010 we have a duty not to discriminate against people on the basis of their age, disability, gender, gender identity, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

Our policies are equality impact assessed and we believe that it is in line with the Equality Act 2010 as it is fair, it does not prioritise or disadvantage any pupil or adult of the school and our community; promoting equality within and across our schools of the Federation.

 

1. Schools' Contact Details

All our schools' contact information can be found by clicking the link below:

2. Admission Arrangements

None of our three schools are our own admissions authority though all are foundation schools.  This is due to the strict admissions of the local authority regarding the complexity of needs of the pupils.

Our Special Education Schools' Admissions are managed by Hertfordshire Local Authority.  Even though the schools are Foundation Schools, it is the LA who manage our intake of children with EHCPs.

Admission to Forest House Education Centre is through NHS CAMHS referrals and the school does not hold pupils on its own admissions role. Instead, students remain on the roll of the school/college if they have a named educational institution.  Some students are NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) as a result of their severity of mental health.

There are four full-time equivalent Day School places admitted through an ESMA provision panel.  ESMA is Educational Support for those Medically Absent from school.

 

 

 

 

 

4. Exam and Assessment Results

Exam and assessment results

Key stage 2 (end of primary school) results

2020: End of Key Stage 2 examinations were cancelled as a result of Covid-19

Key stage 4 (end of secondary school) results

2020: End of Key Stage 4 examinations were changed as a result of Covid-19. 

 

The Collett School, Summer 2020:

Yr11 External Accreditations. 10 Pupils: 

    English Maths   Science Today (Entry Level 2) ICT             (Entry Level 2)   Home Cooking Skills 
A   Entry 3 Entry 2   Award Award   Level 1
B   Entry 3 Entry 3   Certificate Award   Level 1
C   Entry 2 Entry 2   Award N/A   Level 1
D   Entry 3 Entry 3   Award Award   Level 1
E   Entry 1 Entry 2   Award Award   Level 1
F   Level 1 Level 1   Certificate Award   Level 1
G   Entry 1 Entry 1   Certificate Award   Level 1
H   Entry 3 Entry 3   Certificate Award   Level 1
I   Entry 1 Entry 1   Award Award   Level 1
J   Level 1 Level 1   Certificate Award   Level 1

 

 

Functional Skills (Pearson)   Entry Pathways (WJEC)   BTEC (Pearson)  
  English Maths   Science Today (Entry 2) ICT             (Entry 2)   Home Cooking Skills  Home Cooking Skills 
  Entry 1 x 3 Entry 1  x 2   - -   - -
  Entry 2 x 1 Entry 2 x 3   Award          x 5 Award           x 9   - -
  Entry 3 x 4 Entry 3 x 3   Certificate      x 5 -   - -
  Level 1 x 2 Level 1  x 2   - -   Level 1                        x 10 Level 2                         x 10

 

Yr10 External Accreditations. 12 Pupils: 

  Entry Pathways (WJEC)  
  Science Today (Entry Level 2)  
  Entry 2 Award x 12  

 

Destinations Information: Please click on the links below:

The Collett School Careers & Destinations

St Luke's School Careers & Destinations

FHEC Hospital School Careers & Destinations

5. Performance Tables

Please click on the links below to take you to the DfE pages of school performance tables:

 

 

8. School Complaints Procedure

Please click on the link to take you to the page with our complaints procedures:

 

10. Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium

11. PE and Sports Premium for Primary Schools

12. Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information

14. Equality Objectives

Accordion content

15. Governors' Information

We have one governing body of the federation, moving from three governing bodies before we became a federation of schools:

 

16. Charging and Remissions Policy

Please click the link below to access our Charging and Remissions Policy:

 

17. Values and Ethos

18. Request for Paper Copies

Please contact the school Admin/ Reception to request paper copies of reports and information should you require these:

 

 

Statutory Policies: DfE Updated List (February 2020)

 

 

Additional Staff/Governor policies are accessible in the Staff area on this website.

Governing Body