Equality and Diversity

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1.1 Identifying the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity. Each school has or must have a range of policies, which formally sets out the guidelines and procedures for ensuring equality. These must take account of the rights of individuals and groups within the school. Policies must also pay regard to the values and practice of which are all part of school life. Disability discrimination Act 2005 is the policy that protects the rights of all those with disabilities. Disability discrimination Act 2005 is the policy that places a duty for schools to produce a disability equality scheme and an access plan. Schools must encourage participation in all aspects of school life and eliminate harassment and unlawful discrimination. Special educational needs and disabilities Act 2001 is the policy that makes it unlawful to discriminate against pupils with a special educational need or a disability. It is important to understand the cultural diversity of the pupils within the school structure and particularly those you are supporting. You will then be able to help pupils to make sense of their learning by making connections to their own lives. My role is to provide pastoral support to individual children. Understanding and taking account of their background and culture is essential for you to build effective relationships and provide support. 1.2 Explain the importance of promoting the rights of all children and young people to participation and equality of access. All children have the right to a broad and balanced curriculum. This must also be supported by high quality teaching and learning experiences. Schools have a duty to ensure all pupils have equal access to the curriculum irrespective of their background, race, culture, gender, additional needs or disability. Ti understand the importance of
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