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.
SENCOs must also collaborate with curriculum co-ordinators at the school to make sure that the learning requirements of all children with SEN are given equal emphasis and priority. At both the School Action and the School Action Plus stages, a SENCO will work with the teacher to consider the child’s needs, and will take the lead role in getting further assessment of a child where necessary, by contacting the LEA. They normally will be responsible for making a request of the LEA for a Statutory Assessment which may result in there being a statement of SEN. Deputy Head teacher A deputy head teacher, deputy headmaster or deputy headmistress is the second most senior teacher in a school in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. A state
Assignment 3 Q1. Define in your own words what is meant by Special Educational Needs (SEN). Special educational needs (SEN) is a term used in education to describe children in who needs extra support and resources within mainstream schools to ensure their needs are fully met. The need for the extra support can be for a number of reasons, whether it be a learning, social or behavioral difficulty or disability, which makes learning and developing harder for these individuals at the same rate as other children their age. The inclusive educational provision needed to meet the individual needs of children with SEN goes beyond that of normal educational provision of children without these additional needs and this is where is work of teaching assistants, HLTA’s and other colleagues alike play an important role in support and ensuring that these children extra educational needs are met.
Children have rights , thoughts and opinions and they are valued. Procedures for schools to follow to ensure inclusion and this links into Special Education Needs and the disability act. Codes of practice gives guidance on how to ensure people of different races and treated equally. Protects children against discrimination focus on inclusion and protects children against discrimination. Gives guidance and support to school staff and ensure high quality service and the best practice possible.
Grading in Special Education by Susan M. Brookhart looks at a different grading strategy. She thinks students in special education need to be graded based upon their goals in their Individual Education Plan's (IEP). Brookhart expresses that grading students in special education at a lower level then everyone else is unfair to both students in special education and to those not in special education. This is an interesting article/book for parents to read because it gives them some ideas of questions to bring up to their child's case mangers on different ways to grade their children in special
When planning to meet all of the children’s care and learning needs it is important to remember that all children develop at different rates, it is important to remember this because you should not compare one child to another; as different aspects will be more developed than each other’s e.g. if a child has special educational needs they may need more assistance compared to a child without, a child who has English for a second language may also need more help, there for you many need to adapt your lesson plan for that child or provide additional support. When meeting the child’s needs there are certain aspects enforced by law and legislation to consider e.g. Health and Safety Act 1974 said that all settings should have an assessable fire exit, the Childcare Act 2006 implicated the Every Child Maters (ECM), some points of ECM is; stay safe, be healthy and enjoy and achieve, these would all effect the practitioners care for individual children, The Human Rights Act 2000 said “everyone has a right to and education”. http://www.gov.pe.ca/law/statutes/pdf/h-12.pdf ( 4/12/12) The revised Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum also states what children should be able to achieve and what age they
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.
E1 Children Act 1989 The Children Act 1989, was implemented on 14 October 1991, it Introduced comprehensive changes to legislation in England and Wales affecting the welfare of children. It is concerned with families, fostering, child-minding, and day care provision and schools. The Children act 1989 is particularly important because it emphasises the importance of putting the child first. From reading the act I found that in summary, the Act states that: * What is best for the child must always be the first consideration. * Whenever possible children should be brought up by their own family.
The Government decided that this scheme would end following discussions amongst the coalition. It is the central goal of Every Child Matters to ensure every pupil is given the chance to be able to work towards the goals referenced within it. Most of the legislation passed and guidance applies to England and Wales and all maintained schools have implemented the policy; it has also been influential in the rest of the UK and in some independent schools E- Safety: Early years settings should have nominated person responsible for e-safety as well as child protection. Children and parents should be made aware through curriculums work of what is safe when using technology. Staff should not:
Multicultural Theme Unit Tiffany Green ECE405 Instructor, Carlee 4/13/2011 In early childhood education it is so important to provide for individual differences adequate learning experiences for our young children especially when teaching a multicultural classroom. We must allow our children to group the concept that we are all different, we are all alike, and we are all capable of learning. Multicultural education means that early childhood education professionals include, accept, and respect each child as an individual. It means that we recognize what each child values and hold dear, and then build those things into the daily life of the early childhood program (York, 2006). The material that can be use for my preschooler, for multicultural education is music, number, nursery rhymes, online activities they all can be use for the preschool program.