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Provide a description of how the following laws and codes of practice affect work in schools and promote pupils well-being and achievement: Human Rights and UN Convention on the Right of a Child
Equality Act 2010 (including Disability Discrimination Act)
Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information Act 1998
The SEN Code of Practice 2001 and Special Education Needs Act 2001 Children Act (alongside with Every Child Matters) 2004 and 2006 Education Act 2002 (further amended in 2006)
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LAWS and CODES OF PRACTICE
DESCRIPTION OF HOW IT AFFECTS WORK IN SCHOOLS AND PROMOTE PUPILS WELLBEING AND ACHIEVEMENT

Human Rights and UN Convention on the Right of a Child

UNCRC 1989, ratified in UK in 1991. 54 articles, the ones relating to schools: Article 2 – right to protection from any form of discrimination Art. 3 – the best interest of the child is a primary consideration Art 12 – children have right to express their views

Art 13 – children have right to receive and share information as long as this information is not damaging to others Art 14 - children have a right to freedom of religion although they should also be free to examine their beliefs Art 28 – equal right to education

Art 29 – children’s education should develop each child’s personality, talents and abilities to the fullest. They should also learn to leave peacefully and respect the environment and others. Some of the articles of Human Rights that have a link to school provision: Article 2 – the right to education (although it does not mean the right to go to a chosen school) Art. 8 – the right to respect for private and family life

Art. 10 - the right to freedom of expression

What impact those pieces of legislation have on school and how it promotes pupils’ well being and achievement? All children have the right to a free primary education, regardless...