Identify the Laws and Codes of Practice Affecting Work in Schools

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Identify the Laws and Codes of Practice Affecting Work in Schools

Assessment Criteria:
5.4.1 Identify the laws and codes of practice affecting work in schools
5.4.2 Describe how laws and codes of practice promote pupil wellbeing and achievement

Sources of information:
Class work
Evidence
Written Task:

Every Child Matters – 2004
Refer to Unit 2; Evidence 1
This is a Government Green Paper which outlines 5 agreed outcomes for children.
  * Being Healthy
  * Staying Safe
  * Enjoying and Achieving
  * Making a Positive Contribution
  * Achieving Economic well being
Working within a school you should be encouraging the above outcomes, both in and out of the class room, by providing a positive role models with behaviour and learning.

Education Act 2002
Reference
Teena Kamen; Teaching Assistant handbook level 2; 2010, Hodder education
Everyone who worked within schools has to now, have, an enhanced C.R.B check. Schools have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils, ensuring their environment created is safe.
You should be creating and maintaining a safe learning environment for pupils, also be addressing the welfare concerns and referring them to the appropriate professionals.

Equality Act 2010
Refer to Unit 4; Evidence 1
Ensuring that equality of opportunity is provided for all. This act was brought together out of
The Disability Discrimination Act
The Race relations Act
The Human rights act
You should as a person working within a school treat everyone as an equal no matter the race the colour or the language that they speak.
If a pupil does not have English as their first language you should try and find other ways to communicate or research specific phrases to speak to ensure the child feel included within the class.
You should also ensure that any pupil with a disability is treated as an equal. For instance; when in a P.E. lesson a child with a disability should be encouraged to participate, even if it is limited.
Lastly the child has a right to education, not to...
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