Worksheet – Know about the legislation affecting schools
4.1 Summarise the laws and codes of practice affecting work in schools.
4.2 Explain how legislation affects how schools work.
4.3 Explain the roles of regulatory bodies relevant to the education sector which exist to monitor and enforce the legislative framework, including: general bodies such as the Health and safety Executive and school specific regulatory bodies.
|4.1 - Summarise the laws and codes of practice affecting work in schools |
|Data Protection Act 1998) Information held on pupils must be kept securely on premises and treated as confidential and only used by |
|those that require the information to perform their job. Data (information) includes written and spoken information, as well as data |
|stored on film, video or tape recording or on computer. Within a school there are two types of data, person identifiable (name, |
|address, marital status, number of children etc) and sensitive which is more in depth personal information and may include medical |
|details. The act also details on how to dispose of the data when appropriate. |
|Children’s Act 2004) Educational and social agencies to work together and to share |
|Information to ensure children are healthy, safe, happy including taking their wishes into account, have the chance to achieve their |
|best particularly looked after children, be positive and secure. This should continue post 16. The act also saw the replacement of |
|Area Child Protection Committee with Local Safeguarding Children Boards(LSBCs) review unexpected child’s deaths and improved local |
|accountability through a local Director of...