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Level 2 and 3 September 2012 Name: Amanda Dyer 10/4/15

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
Legislation Research Activity There are criteria covering legislation in many units. You need to read the relevant unit criteria and make sure you answer the question (summarise, identify, describe, explain etc.) The main pieces of legislation which you need to cover are: 1. Health and Safety
H&S 1.4
2. Education Reform Act 1988
3. SENDA 2001 and SEN Code of Practice
EDI 1.1
4. Disability Discrimination Act 1995/2005, the Disability Equality Scheme, Removing Barriers to Achievement documents
5. Education Act 2002
6. Equality Act 2010
EDI 1.1
7. Children Act 2004 and Every Child Matters
EDI 1.1
8. Human Rights Act 1998
EDI 1.1
9. UN Convention on Rights of the Child
EDI 1.1
10. Freedom of Information Act 2000
CPR 3.1
11. Data Protection Act 1998
CPR 3.1
12. Children Act 1989
CPR 3.1
13. Education Act 1996
14. Working Together to Safeguard Children document
SFE 1.1 You could use the following table to present the information.

Level 2 and 3 September 2012 Name: Amanda Dyer 10/4/15

Name of the Act, relevant unit numbers Health and
Safety Act

Reform Act

Children Act

What are the main aims of the Act or Code of Practice and who does it apply to?

3 ways that it is implemented in your school (or a Primary/secondary/SEN setting) The Health and Safety Act is put into place to stop people getting hurt or becoming ill from their work or school environment.

At the Primary School there are fire exits are clearly marked and there is safety equipment such as fire extinguishers and fire blankets throughout the school.
Children are encouraged to follow personal hygiene guidelines such as washing their hands after going to the toilet.
Potentially hazardous chemicals are kept locked away from children.

This act stated that all children should learn the National
Curriculum and Key Stages were also brought in.

At the Primary School the children follow the National Curriculum.
They are split into Key Stages according to age.

Local Authorities are responsible for the safeguarding and welfare of children in their area who are ‘in need’.

Anyone working in the Primary School are subject to a DBA.
Children with additional needs are given specialised attention often through other agencies or with TAs.
Visitors to the Primary School are not allowed to take photographs without permission.

This sets out the rights of every person under the age of 18 and how those rights should be met.

At the Primary School in the class some of the children were complaining about how a supply teacher had spoken to them. Their teacher overheard them and asked the whole

Level 2 and 3 September 2012 Name: Amanda Dyer 10/4/15

UN Convention on Rights of the

All children have the right to an education, to be safe and healthy, to be treated fairly and have a voice in decisions that affect them.
Local Authorities need to
Education Act identify children with special educational needs and make an
assessment of them taking into account educational, medical and psychological factors.
Children with SEN should receive the education they require class to tell her how they had taken the situation. She noted their responses and told them she would speak to someone higher up about the situation.

Rights Act

At the Primary School they believe that children are valued, natured and encouraged as individuals to fulfil their potential within a christian environment.

This Law ensures that everyone is entitled to basic human rights such as the right to live, the right to a fair trial, prohibition of forced labour and torture and freedom of expression and religion. The