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Accessibility and Inclusion Week 2024

Warwick School launched their first Accessibility and Inclusion week this week.

We are a relatively new addition to the Warwick Voice team with a focus on being as accessible a school as we can be, meeting the needs of all our students every week of the academic year. This has been a particular spotlight for accessibility and inclusion. The following things have taken place:

  • On Wednesday, Years 7 to 10 tuned into an assembly on Microsoft Teams led by the Accessibility and Inclusion committee as well as guest speaker, Paralympic swimmer, Melanie Barratt. Melanie shared with the school her own experiences at school as well as how she first got into swimming as well as her incredible swimming career; achieving 2 Golds, 2 Silvers and a Bronze at the Paralympic Games in Atlanta and Sydney. We are really looking forward to Melanie coming back into school in June to share with school how she started open water swimming as well as how her training for her upcoming adventure to swim the English Channel this summer is going.

  • Today, the school community and staff have worn bright colours to celebrate Accessibility and Inclusion with all money going to the National Autistic Society, an amazing organisation that supports the 700,000 people and their families in the UK who are autistic.
  • In the library, Mrs DeVouge-Bernards has created a display of books that champion Accessibility and Inclusion.

  • Staff have attended the Curriculum Support department during the week to drop in, meet the team and pick up practical resources.