Tuesday August 16, 2022
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Reasonable Adjustment and Equality Policy

The Pony Club is committed to ensuring that, wherever possible, members are able to access all aspects of the Branch and Centre activities we offer. Reasonable Adjustments are any actions that help to reduce the effect of a disability or difficulty. They are needed because some disabilities can make it harder for members to take part in activities than it would have been had the member not been disabled. A Member does not necessarily have to be disabled (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) to be allowed an access arrangement. Reasonable adjustments are intended to increase access to Tests and other activities and are intended to assist Members in demonstrating their attainment without affecting or circumventing the Test requirements. All Reasonable Adjustment Plans will be treated confidentially and only shared with permission from the member and their parent (if under 18yrs old).

Reasonable Adjustments can be used for the Pony Club Tests and should be approved in advance of the Test taking place. Reasonable adjustments are changes made to an assessment or to the way an assessment is conducted that reduce or remove a disadvantage caused by a student’s disability. Reasonable Adjustments will not affect the reliability or validity of the Test outcome nor should they give the Member an assessment advantage over other Members undertaking the same or similar Tests. Where possible the reasonable adjustment should reflect a Member’s normal way of working. The Reasonable Adjustment is intended to give all Pony Club Members a level playing field in which to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and understanding.

Reasonable Adjustments can also be used to allow for members to take part in activities or competitions. As with Tests these adjustments should be approved in advance of the activity or competition.

Some Pony Club members may already have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) which can be used to help plan Reasonable Adjustments. However, the Pony Club will strive to ensure inclusivity for any of its members who need additional support whether or not they have an official statement.

For more information see the main Pony Club website https://pcuk.org/officials/equality-diversity/reasonable-adjustment/