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.
• Parents and carers How well parents and carers are able to support their child or young person’s development and respond appropriately to their needs. • Family and environment The impact of wider family and environmental elements on the child or young person’s development and on the capacity of their parents/carers. How we used the common assessment at the school The common assessment process represents best practice– although it is acknowledged that, in some instances, flexibility may be required to meet the specific needs of a child or young person and their circumstances. Is a process that may move forwards and backwards between delivery and review until needs are met. We should not put the child or young person, or ourselves, at risk of harm.
It is not ignorable the fact of discrimination and unsettlement of people around others with disability and lack of education about various disabilities and additional needs is concerning. Policies and procedures clearly outline what education providers should aim towards when creating an inclusive ethos of a school. Laws and regulations assist in translating policies and procedures to practice The Disability Discrimination Act (1992) Part 1.3 objectifies the elimination, ‘as far as possible’ the discrimination against persons with disabilities ranging from areas of work to
Schools as organisations 4.2 Describe how laws and codes of practice promote pupils well-being and achievement Laws and codes of practice are in place to protect both staff and pupils within a school setting. They ensure that all children are treated fairly and have their own specific needs met in order for them to achieve to their full potential both academically and socially, and to be safe and happy within the school environment. Part 4 of the Disability Discrimination Act (amended in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001), prevents discrimination against disabled children in their access to education. The Act makes it unlawful to discriminate, without justification, against disabled pupils and prospective pupils,
Unit 10.1.1 Know the policies and procedures of the setting for promoting positive behaviour Describe the policies and procedures relevant for promoting positive behaviour in children and young people Unit 10.1.1 St Mary’s Church of England Primary Academy has adopted the following policies to assist in promoting positive behaviour in all children within its setting. These policies are summarised below. Behaviour Policy * All children have the right to work and play in an environment where they feel safe, valued and can thrive. * Bullying is unacceptable and must be firmly prevented. * Teachers have the right to carry out all aspects of their work without regularly being disturbed by poor behaviour (beyond that which it is reasonable to expect from young children) or subjected to verbal or physical abuse.
Students are responsible for good behavior on-line just as they are on campus. The same general rules for behavior and communciation apply. Outside of school, parents are responsible for the same guidance of Internet use as they exercise with other forms of media. The purpose of school-provided Internet access is to aid communication in support of education and research. Internet access is a privilege, not a right.
See Board Policy Section II.D.2.04 for more information. Equal Opportunity Statement It is the policy of the Lone Star College System to provide equal employment, admission and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or disability. Lone Star Colleges strive to provide an excellent learning environment free from harassment or intimidation directed at any person’s race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or disability. Any form of harassment will not be tolerated. FERPA The academic, financial, and non-directory information on your student account is confidential and protected by the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA).
The act states that the information must be relevant and not excessive, processed fairly and lawfully and for limited purposes only. It also states how records should be kept and be transferred in a secure manner, again, providing reassurances to parent and students that any personal information the school holds about them will remain confidential. Both pieces of legislation help to encourage trust between families and schools. Trust is the basis for any successful relationship, and will enable the school and families to work together to improve the overall development of the children and young people in their care, not just their educational outcomes but their wellbeing too. The Acts allows openness in the discussions between schools and children, families of challenging or vulnerable children to know that any sensitive information given will be treated as confidential and kept safe.
Admittedly, students could potentially feel like they are entitled to privacy and will argue that the 4th Amendment should be followed on school grounds. The 4th Amendment guarantees, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures”. Although the Amendment applies in random searches, courts have not restricted schools from conducting them. As stated by MB&M Attorneys at Law, “The Court of Appeals stated that the sniffing of student lockers in public hallways and automobiles parked on public parking lots does not constitute a search and therefore is permissible under the Fourth Amendment” (3). Thus, districts that conduct searches are within government guidelines and ultimately do not violate students’ constitutional rights.
TDA 2.4 (1.1) 14.3.15 The main legislation and code of practice relating to equality and diversity are, the Equality Act 2010, the Education Act 1996 and the Special Educational needs and disability act 2001. The Equality Act ensures that any school or place of education cannot discriminate against pupils because of their race, sex, religion, disability, belief or sexual orientation. The act ensures that all educational providers will not discriminate against a pupil or potential pupils when considering admission to the school, the educational and classroom environment they provide and ensuring that no pupil is excluded from school activities. The Education Act will ensure no child is prevented from being in education no matter what their circumstances or physical health. The act requires schools to make sure they have sufficient use of resources to provide and effective education for all children and to make additional changes to the school environment should it be required.