Complying with disability legislation can be a complex task for school managers. Talk to our experts who can guide you through what you need to do and help you avoid tricky legal pitfalls.
Discrimination by schools against pupils due to a disability, either directly or indirectly, is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010. Schools have an obligation to make sure pupils with a disability have the same access to education and school facilities as their peers.
As part of ensuring a child with a disability has equal access to the education activities, the Equality Act states that reasonable adjustments must be made. This means the school may need to make a range of changes such as:
Such adjustments as are needed, are to be funded by the school, and not by the parents.
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