Accessibility and Inclusion at Delight
Delight acknowledges the diverse needs of children, from those that experience socio-economic disadvantage, have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) or English as an additional language. We strive to ensure the accessibility of our programmes for everyone. A huge benefit of arts-based learning is its inclusive approach that engages children who struggle with traditional teaching styles. Delight is committed to making all parts of our work accessible, helping everyone to celebrate their achievements whatever their starting point.
Through constant evaluation and close collaboration with our arts partners, teachers and senior leaders, we gather insights from individuals who directly support children with various needs. These insights help us refine our programme content to ensure that every aspect is accessible to all children.
Who We Work With
Delight collaborates with a variety of educational settings to reach children with diverse needs, including those in mainstream primary schools, specialist education centres, and schools dedicated to supporting children with learning needs.
We are committed to being an open and inclusive employer. Collaborating with various employment agencies, we offer a range of opportunities and contracts to nurture a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our governing board is evolving to provide opportunities for those currently underrepresented and we support our arts partners in ensuring artists reflect the communities we work with.
We adopt a holistic approach to accessibility, offering a range of resources that cater to different needs. Kinaesthetic learning for those who struggle with traditional classroom methods, dyslexia-friendly fonts in journals, short videos to support children with delayed processing and additional accessibility sheets to provide teachers with a tool for differentiation.
Our instructional videos are crafted to support visual and auditory learners, with the incorporation of British Sign Language for D/deaf learners.
As standard practice, our performances are designed to be relaxed and interactive, creating an inclusive atmosphere for all participants.
Our workshop sessions are crafted to cater to various learning styles, benefiting children who may struggle with traditional teaching methods. Experienced artists, dancers and actors facilitate workshop sessions, and we work specifically with professional practitioners who have high-level skills in working in an accessible and inclusive manner.
Please reach out with any queries or suggestions relating to Delight’s accessibility practices – we value your input in our ongoing efforts to enhance accessibility across our work.