Support Teaching and
Learning In Schools
Trainee : Chris Gerry
Trenance Learning Academy
Unit TDA 2.15 – Support children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs. 1.1 – Outline the legal requirements of disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs.
Most schools and academies now have written policies and parts of their mission statements specifically made for the inclusion and equality of SEN children. They must be in written form and should also be posted on the website for access to all who require it. There should also be policies which show the rights and responsibilities of those within the environment.
The policies may be a number of separate ones or combined in one policy covering all the relevant areas.
The policies should show how the school relates to the main policies affecting the special educational needs.
These include:- * Disability and access * Gifted and talented pupils * Race and cultural diversity * Special educational needs * Inclusion and equality of opportunity * Safeguarding and bullying
A few examples of legislation that covers these areas are:
Children Act 2004 This sets out the duty to provide effective and accessible services for all children.
The Equality Act 2010 This policy sets out the legal responsibilities of public bodies to provide equality of opportunity for all citizens. This has brought together 9 equality laws in to 1 policy.
Education Act 1996 – This sets out the responsibility of the school towards the children with special educational needs. It also makes sure that schools provide extra support, resources and equipment to meet the educational needs of these children.
Disability Discrimination Act 1995 This policy protects the rights of all who are disabled. It ensures ease of access to all parts of the school and any resources they need to carry out the tasks set.
Some additions were made by the