Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Protects the rights of all those with disabilities. It also places a duty on schools and other organisations to eliminate barriers to ensure that individuals can gain equal access to services. Disability Discrimination Act 2005 Places a duty for schools to produce a Disability Equality Scheme. Schools must encourage participation in all aspects of school, eliminate harassment and unlawful discrimination. Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 Makes it unlawful for education providers to discriminate against special educational need or disability.
Gives guidance and support to school staff and ensure high quality service and the best practice possible. Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and 2005 Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 Race Relations (amendment) Act 2000 Children’s Act 1989 Children’s Act 2004 Government strategy for SEN 2004 Code of practice to promote race equality 2002 Every Child Matters 2005 School Policies, safe guarding G&T, SEN diversity, bullying. 1.2 Describe the importance of supporting the rights of all children and young people to participate and equality access. All children have the right to a varied and balanced education. This also must be supported by a high quality of teaching and learning experiences.
Every Child Matters framework has had a wide ranging impact of provisions for children and young people nationally. As part of this and community cohesion, schools have been developing roles such as after school clubs and extended schools programmes, all of which are inspected by Ofsted. The school will also need to develop their own policies in line with the national requirements for such areas as child protection and safeguarding children. C) Explain the roles of other organisations working with children and young people and how these may impact on the work of school There are a large number of organisations that work with children and young people, so it makes sense that they should liaise with each other, sharing their knowledge and experience. They should develop links with each other for pupil support and community cohesion.
There are numerous facts and findings on how school uniforms positively and completely enrich students’ school experience. School uniforms should be mandated in the United States from kindergarten to twelfth grade allowing our children to focus on their education and not their social environment. Uniforms are just one avenue we can take to attempt to improve our schools and raise student achievement. “According to the School Administrator publication, along with school reported statistics, the mandate of uniforms on campuses has reduced tardiness, skipped classes, suspensions, and discipline referrals” (Chen 1). All of these findings are extremely conductive of how mandating school uniforms would greatly improve our student’s ability to improve their school experience.
Source 16 supports the statement by saying ‘In 1870, the Government made elementary education up to the age of 13 compulsory for all children.’ This shows that by opening education to all children aged 13 and below, they had approached the problem of uneducated children especially boys from falling into lower classes. Source 17 also agrees, ‘Before 1870, education was not compulsory and it was not free.’ The government had then opened a branch for the lower classes to become educated and somehow improve their quality of life. By opening up school board and creating new schools, it meant that fees were eventually to be taken off, when after the 1902 education act, schools that were receiving state funding had to offer 25% of all places without fees. Gladstone the prime minister at the time believed in equality of opportunity, so over the coming years, showed open support about children receiving open education for all ages. He openly says about passing the political power to an uneducated nation and improving people’s quality of life, therefore showing support.
The Conservatives dismissed the findings as they were too expensive to implement and did not officially release the report. Only 260 copies were ever produced (Gordon et al, 1999). The Black Report stated that there was significant evidence that poverty needed to be abolished to reduce inequalities in health as it was found that people who live in poverty are more likely to have health problems and thus suffer neglect and other forms of abuse (DHSS, 1980). ). In 1994 Tony Blair became the leader of the Labour Party and he announced that one of their “new” policies was a commitment to completely modernise the welfare state and the Tax Credit system was introduced (Trends in the Distribution of
It is therefore important that you examine your own attitudes and values to consider how these may impact on the way you work with children and young people. Children listen intently to others around them, both adults and other children and soak up all information given to them. The school must make sure that the children are surrounded with positive messages about their peers and their own importance in society. All children are individuals and have individual rights; however they are not the same. It is the policy, currently, to include all children in mainstream education so long as the curriculum can be adapted to suit an individual pupils needs.
The Childrens Act 2004 set out a national framework for looking after childrens services, at the same time they brought in the Every Child Matters framework which has five main outcomes and they are be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achive economic well-being, this has had a huge impact on provisions for children and young people nationally. With Every Child Matters and community cohesion (bonding of the school and the local community) schools have been developing their role to become central to the community with projects like the extended schools programme with things like after school clubs, breakfast clubs, adult education and mums and tots groups. Q6c) Explain the roles of other organisations working with children and young people and how these may impact on the work of
Culturally Competent Consultation in Schools focuses on consultation between school personnel and parents. It explains how imperative it is for school psychologists and other personnel to become actively engaged in in culturally competent practices. It continues to explain that all school personnel should continue to examine and increase their cultural competence so that their efforts meet the needs of every student. The article also has links to personal assessments so educators can heighten their awareness and sensitivity to the importance of cultural
All schools should be inclusive, meaning that they recognise, accept and celebrate the differences and similarities of all their pupils. Where as an Inclusive practice is based on the 'social model of disabilty', working to enpower children from this view. Rather than the 'medical model of disabiltiy school use the social model. Medical model model asserts that the child must adapt to the environment, social model promotes an atmosphere of 'dependance'.