The Education Act 2002 This sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities (LEAs), governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure that children are safe and free from harm. Children Act 2004 This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters. It includes the requirement for: ● services to work more closely, forming an integrated service a ‘common’ assessment of children’s needs ● shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children ● earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems Policies which safeguard Schools must develop a range of policies which ensure the safety, security and well-being of their pupils. These will set out the responsibilities of
Running head: AVOCACY FOR INCLUSION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS Advocacy for Inclusion the Controversial Concept in Education Rochester College Abstract Any discussion about inclusion should address several important questions: Do we value all children equally? What do we mean by "inclusion"? Are there some children for whom "inclusion" is inappropriate? Inclusion is a term which expresses commitment to educate each child, to the maximum extent appropriate, in the school and classroom he or she would otherwise attend. It involves bringing the support services to the child (rather than moving the child to the services) and requires only that the child will benefit from being in the class (rather than having to keep up with the other students).
What is meant by inclusion? Inclusion is an active not a passive process (Corbett Cited in Soan 2004:8) and no matter what background, religion, special need, race or disability the child should be include in the whole aspect of the curriculum. Having the environment and resources adapted to meet each individuals specific needs removing any barriers to learning and enabling every child to reach their potential. Inclusion is a big issue within mainstream education today and is very closely connected to the Special Educational Needs (SEN) practice already in place within schools. Many people believe that if a child has Special Educational Needs he/she should be educated in a special school.
3.4: Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour. 1.2 Evaluate how the policies and procedures of the setting support children and young people to: * Feel safe- A school should ensure that every child attending the school feels safe. Policies like Safeguarding children ensure that the right procedures are in place to protect children. All staff working within the school should be trained on the correct procedures for safeguarding children. Anti-bullying policies are in place in school to ensure the children know that bullying is not acceptable behaviour but a child should feel confident enough to report an incident if one occurs and should know who they can go to within the school to discuss any such situations.
The DfES (Department of Education and Skill) states that inclusion ‘emphasises schools responsibilities in including children with a diversity of additional needs’ and aim to ‘reduce educational failure and maximise potential for all children’. (p.2). the main purpose of this study is to examine the main disadvantages and advantages of moving students with disabilities into a regular classroom. I will critically discuss the difficulties and benefits for pupils in need of special education, regular students in education and regular education teachers when moving a student with SEN into a regular classroom. Inclusion for pupils with SEN (special educational needs) doesn’t necessarily mean that the teacher has to teach everyone the same way.
Unit 3: supporting children E1 A children’s centre is reviewing the policies and procedures which will promote children’s health and welfare as well as their development. · Human Rights Act 2000 · United Nations convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 · Children Act 1989 · Children Act 2004 · Child Care Act 2006 E2 What does ‘working practices’ mean? Working practices means the rules that are placed in order to care for and support children that attend a setting you work at. These rules are legal legislations that must be followed by members of staff in the setting. Human Rights Act 2000 The human rights act gives all children the right to be treated with dignity, fairness and respect as the same as their parents or guardians do.
Learning challenges should be set appropriate to different pupils, promoting equality through different teaching methods. Discrimination, bullying and other issues have to be addressed. Good behaviour has to be managed and accesses to additional resources have to be available for learners with disabilities or difficulties. Diversity: Diversity is valuing individual differences, regardless of age, sex, religion, race, nationality. * A teacher has to recognise the differences and also the reality that all students do not learn in the same way.
The Education Act (2002). This sets out the responsibilities of the Local Education Authorities governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools or childcare settings to ensure that children are safe and free from harm. Children Act (2004). This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters. It includes the requirements for: services to work more closely, forming an integrated service, a common assessment of children’s needs, a shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children and earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems.
A summary of the relevant Acts of Parliament and statutory frameworks, codes of practice and guidelines, and an example of a local school's inclusion policy is at Annex A. Legislation provides a mandatory framework for the rights of the child which everyone in the community is obliged to abide by and describes the rights to which all children are entitled and which communities must support and promote though our schools. The legislation prohibits discrimination against children on grounds of race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, (through the Human Rights and Equality Acts,) and Special Educational Need, (SEN, often combined with Disability as SEND). The lead in the community channel is taken by our schools, where the statutory duty to ensure that all pupils have equal access to the curriculum enables, through properly thought out policies, the fulfilment of the community's wishes that all of our children be included in, and have equal access to, all of the school's activities and opportunities. Inclusion, valuing and promoting cultural diversity and, equality of opportunity policies all contribute to raising achievement and improving participation, particularly among black and minority ethnic groups and this is particularly evident in my borough of Tower Hamlets where performance in all areas has been raised since 1998, when it was mostly well below local and national averages, to the current day where it meets or exceeds them.
:The sex discrimination act 1975 Thia act was amended in 1985 it helps prevent unlawful discrimination on grounds of sex, marriage and race in employment educaton and training. : Human rights act 1998 This act sets out the fundemental rights and freedoms that individuals in the uk have access to.some which include Right to education freedom of expression Right to life Freedom of thought belief and religion 1:2 Explain the Importance of promoting the right of all children and young people to participation and equality of access All children have the right to access all opportunities which are on offer in the school provision as well having the same opportunities regardless of personal background, gender, race, culture, additional need or disability by supporting the participation of equality of access we