This is a guideline of the roles, responsibilities and relationships in the lifelong education sector that will need to be followed. Upon teaching a new class all the students that you meet will come from different backgrounds and cultures and will have different needs and levels of abilities.
There are many regulatory requirements, codes of practice and pieces of legislation within the lifelong learning sector that must be followed such as; The Children Act 2004 which ensures the wellbeing and safeguarding of children and young people. The Equality Act 2010 supports professionals that may face discrimination via age, gender, disability, race, religion, or beliefs. The Health and Safety Act 1974 ensures that all employers have a statutory duty and are held responsible for ensuring the safety of its employees and the working environment.
COSHH is the legislation that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health and includes nano-materials that prevents or limits workers exposure to hazardous substances. The Every Child Matters Agenda 2003 which promotes five positive outcomes for children; be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic well-being.
Everyone has the right to be treated equally, working in an anti-oppressive way, respecting other people’s opinions but without imposing your own opinions is seen as best practice.
Diversity simply means how people are different from each other through different cultures; ethnic groups, generations, backgrounds and who may have differing skills and abilities. Equality means treating everyone equally, without prejudice to any differing political, social, and economic opinions. Some issues relating to equality and diversity can stem from students being narrow minded, stereotyping or students having physical impairments or health problems. Incorporate these diverse experiences
Bibliography: http://www.hse.gov.uk/nanotechnology/coshh.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/legislation/hswa.htm http://www.yourdictionary.com/equality .