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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 D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

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

Do not change the ‘Non compliance with the accessibility regulations’, ‘Disproportionate burden’ and ‘Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations’ subheadings: they’re also legally required.

But if you need to list a lot of problems, you can break these subsections up with further subheadings - for example, ‘Navigation and accessing information’ or ‘Interactive tools and transactions’.]

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

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 you are claiming would be a disproportionate burden to fix
  • which of the WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria the problem fails on

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

[Note: in this subsection list:

  • 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. For example, we do not plan to fix [example of non-essential document].

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 [date]. The test was carried out by [add name of organisation that carried out test, or indicate that you did your own testing].

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test [add link to explanation of how you decided which pages to test].

[Note: you do not have to use this approach to sampling, but you should link to a full explanation of what you tested and how you chose it. If you get a third party auditor to test your website for you, they should include sampling details in test report - so you can just to link to that.]

We tested:

  • our main website platform, available at [url]
  • our campaign microsites, available at [url], [url] and [url]
  • [service name], [service name] and [service name] - services based on a different technical platform but ‘skinned’ to look like our website

[Note: you can have a single accessibility statement that covers multiple domains, or a separate statement for each domain or subdomain. As long as the user can access relevant accessibility information easily from any page on your website.]

You can read the full accessibility test report [add link to report].

[Note: publishing the test report is optional, but doing so may allow you to make your accessibility statement shorter and more focused.]

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Our accessibility roadmap

This statement was prepared on 10 February 2020.  It was last updated on 11 February 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.

 

What We Must Publish on our Website

 
Every local-authority-maintained school must publish specific information on its website to comply with The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 and 2016 and other relevant legislation
 
Exam and assessment results
Key stage 2 (end of primary school) results
 
You must publish the following details from your school’s most recent key stage 2 results:
  • average progress scores in reading, writing and maths
  • average ‘scaled scores’ in reading and maths
  • percentage of pupils who achieved the expected standard or above in reading, writing and maths
  • percentage of pupils who achieved a high level of attainment in reading, writing and maths
Key stage 4 (end of secondary school) results
You must publish the following details from your school’s most recent key stage 4 results:
  • progress 8 score
  • attainment 8 score
  • percentage of pupils who achieved a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and maths at the end of key stage 4
  • percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate (EBacc). In 2017, this was the percentage of pupils achieving the EBacc, so pupils who got a grade 5 or above in English and maths, and a grade C or above in the science, humanities and language pillars of the EBacc. In 2018, the EBacc attainment measure will change to an average point score (EBacc APS), showing pupils’ point scores across the 5 pillars of the EBacc
 
We suggest that schools also publish the percentage of students staying in education or going into employment after key stage 4 (pupil destinations).
 
 
Performance tables
You must include a link to the school and college performance tables and your school’s performance tables page.
 
 
Curriculum
You must publish:
  • the content of your school curriculum in each academic year for every subject, including Religious Education even if it is taught as part of another subject or subjects, or is called something else
  • the names of any phonics or reading schemes you’re using in key stage 1
  • a list of the courses available to pupils at key stage 4, including GCSEs
  • how parents or other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum your school is following
 
Read advice on developing and publishing your school’s behaviour policy.
 
Read guidance on developing your school’s complaints procedure.
 
 
Special educational needs (SEN) and disability information
You must publish an SEN information report on your school’s policy for pupils with SEN and should update it annually.
You should update any changes occurring during the year as soon as possible.
The report must comply with:
  • section 69 of the Children and Families Act 2014, including:
    • the arrangements for the admission of disabled pupils
    • the steps you have taken to prevent disabled pupils from being treated less favourably than other pupils
    • the facilities you provide to help disabled pupils to access the school
    • information as to the plan prepared by the governing body or proprietor under paragraph 3 of schedule 10 to the Equality Act 2010 (accessibility plan) for:
      • increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the school’s curriculum
      • improving the physical environment of the school for the purpose of increasing the extent to which disabled pupils are able to take advantage of education and benefits, facilities and services provided or offered by the school
      • improving the delivery to disabled pupils of information which is readily accessible to pupils who are not disabled
  • regulation 51 and schedule 1 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 where appropriate
  • section 6 of the Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years
You can find details of what you must include in schedule 1 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014, and section 6 of the Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years.
 
Equality objectives
Public bodies, including local-authority-maintained schools, are covered by the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011. This means you have to publish:
  • details of how your school is complying with the public sector equality duty - you should update this every year
  • your school’s equality objectives - you should update this at least once every 4 years
Details of these publishing obligations are set out in Equality Act 2010: advice for schools
 
 

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

You must publish the following details from your school’s most recent key stage 2 results:

  • average progress scores in reading, writing and maths.
  • average ‘scaled scores’ in reading and maths.
  • percentage of pupils who achieved the expected standard or above in reading, writing and maths.
  • percentage of pupils who achieved a high level of attainment in reading, writing and maths.

Key stage 4 (end of secondary school) results

You must publish the following details from your school’s most recent key stage 4 results:

  • progress 8 score
  • attainment 8 score
  • percentage of pupils who achieved a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and maths at the end of key stage 4
  • percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate (EBacc). In 2017, this was the percentage of pupils achieving the EBacc, so pupils who got a grade 5 or above in English and maths, and a grade C or above in the science, humanities and language pillars of the EBacc. In 2018, the EBacc attainment measure will change to an average point score (EBacc APS), showing pupils’ point scores across the 5 pillars of the EBacc.

We suggest that schools also publish the percentage of students staying in education or going into employment after key stage 4 (pupil 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